This strengthens the idea that war can have terrible consequences even on those who survive the war physically and return home as Vonnegut and Billy Pilgrim do. Showing to the people that even after the war is long over and there is no more need to sleep every night with one eye open our brave “soldiers” are expected to live life like nothing happened. As if they never had to kill another human being. Vonnegut uses Billy Pilgrim to show the terrible
As honor was being restored, things were happening as to remember all the lives that were lost. As many lives were lost and the country was being ripped to pieces, something had to be done to respect the men who were lost, resulting in the cemetery. The cemetery was placed on the Battlefield at Gettysburg. All of the land that was encompassed during the battle was set aside as a memorial for the Battle of Gettysburg. President Lincoln made it clear that it was for both sides, not just one or the other, because even though they were divided, they were fighting for the same country.
Lincoln gives a speech to his soldiers before the battle. He gives this speech to ensure the soldiers because he was determined that the soldiers wouldn't die in vain and he shows a lot of respect towards the soldiers. Abraham Lincoln's speech had a purpose to it. "We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live." Abraham Lincoln gives this speech to ensure the soldiers.
A decision was made to leave the Confederates where they lie and deal with the Union dead. The South could come take care of their own. Seventeen acres set aside, became the Gettysburg National Cemetery, and the townsfolk did the best they could. By November, 19, 1863, the land was ready for dedication. It was left for Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, to make some sort of justification for the carnage.
From time to time I hear the saying ’‘You have to die in order to protect your life.’’ There is no sense in that what so ever. If you die to protect your life you aren’t alive anymore so how did you protect your life? Nobody says ’’I will spend all my money in order to save my money.’’ Those sayings pretty much have the same logics to me. If I were to guess, I would guess that every soldier that was fighting for his county and had a near death experience was praying and hoping that he would come out of this alive while he was lying there and dying. Joe Bonham was a soldier who almost lost his life fighting for his country.
Lincoln ensured that all people including the black and white people, are created equally. He also criticized that people fought the Civil War just to take control of slavery. This idea went against the law of nature, which says that all people are equal. Lincoln pointed out that slavery which would be fixed by the Civil War, was one the biggest mistakes that Americans have. Besides, the quote “now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can
When I think of patriotism I think of our Star Spangled Flag and what it represents. The Land of freedom where you are free to become whatever you want with your future. Patriotism doesn’t mean we complain about things like how much gasoline costs or how high the taxes are, it means that we truly have to be united and work together to make a better future for this country. To be a patriot you must show pride for your country. Perfect examples of patriots are the soldiers that risk their lives for our safety.
‘The Soldier’ was written when the war only started and people tended to believe that that 'the war's going to be over just this Christmas', so the tone of the poem is very optimistic. Some men who had been restless before the war believed that fighting for their motherland and for justice can enable them to spiritually stand up again – 'all evil shed away', as the poem suggests, 'in the hearts at peace.' 'Does it Matter' was written in 1916 as people began to see the horror of war. They started to realize that the war was not a knightly adventure they’d expected. Soldiers frequently got injured and lots of them died in battles or of illness in the deplorable conditions of the army.
Many died to hands of whites for their participation in these rebellions. Whites of the Southern states tried hard to keep slavery the way it was but with the steady growing number of free educated blacks in the Northern states grew the desire for slaves to obtain the same. In the North, blacks were able to obtain an education, work as well as own their own stores. Eventually, Abraham Lincoln got into office and many Southern Whites believed he sided on the abolishment of slavery so they made their states separate from that of the Northern portion of the United States. Lincoln supported the Union, which were the Northern States which held free blacks, and gave the Confederate States an ultimatum to join back with the Union or war will begin.
Di Santi 1 Brenda Di Santi Instructor Youngs English Composition January 30, 2015 The Gettysburg Address In a nation where the situation is grave, Abraham Lincoln has the task of speaking on the field at Gettysburg to address an assembly of people. They gather to pay respect and dedicate the land as a cemetery to the fallen soldiers who have died fighting in the Civil War. Written November 19, 1863 the major theme of the speech is unity. For this reason, Lincoln arrives at Gettysburg in hopes that he can persuade the people and get a commitment of dedication to uphold the ideas of freedom and equality for which these brave soldiers have fought. The introduction of his speech unmistakably emphasizes how carefully he has selected his words.