Celebrated on November 19th
The Gettysburg Address is widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. President Lincoln gave the address on November 19, 1863, at the dedication to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battlefield, which is thought to be the site of largest battle ever waged on the North American continent, proved a turning point in the war.
The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. It was delivered on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863. This speech was made during the American Civil War, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This was four-and-a-half months after the Union Army had a victory over the Confederate States Army at the Battle of Gettysburg. The address is one of the greatest speeches in the history of the United States. Lincoln spoke of how humans were equal as it said in the Declaration of Independence. He also said the Civil War was a fight not simply for the Union, but "a new birth of freedom" that would make everyone truly equal in one united nation.
Equal opportunity means that all young people have a fair chance to succeed in life. Equal opportunities mean that wherever you are born in society, you would still have a good chance to reach any job, profession or position in society. It should mean that children born in privileged sections of society shouldn’t have an unfair advantage, which enables them to gain better jobs and lifestyle. To some extent, a government can promote equal opportunities through providing universal access to education, training and healthcare.