Martin Luther Essay

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In the speech, “I Have a Dream,” written by Martin Luther king, Jr. and “The Gettysburg Address”, written by Abraham Lincoln, told in first person point of view, they both dispute the negative affects society has deposed on blacks. In the Gettysburg Address speech by Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln argues that how blacks should not be slaves and should be free because our founding fathers brought forth on this continent dedicating to the proposition that all men are created equal. In the “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther gives a speech on how he has a dream, `where one day black men and white men will be able to join hands.` Racism is still a big problem today as we speak because we are still judged by the color of our skin. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln both spoke about the plight of African Americans because blacks were being treated wrongly. During the time of Lincoln Africans were treated like animals and being traded for coal and salt so he put a stop to slavery. During the period of Martin Luther African Americans were not slaves anymore but they were treated badly because of the color of their skin. African Americans were not allowed to be in the same place as white people but Martin stopped all of that and helped bring us together. In the Gettysburg Address speech by Abraham Lincoln he got three messages out to the people. His messages were, a defense of his administration, an explanation of why the war had to continue despite the resulting devastation, and a pledge that because of this exertion, “The governments of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth”. Lincoln also said that `this nation will have a new birth of freedom,` where he meant that not only will white people have freedom but black people as well. Abraham Lincoln also wrote the Gettysburg Address to honor the bravery

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