“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” These famous words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Gettysburg cemetery. But Gettysburg was not just about a famous speech or one single action. It was part of a much larger moment in American history, one that changed how we thought about ourselves and our country forever.
Travel America, Landmarks
Gettysburg is a small town in Pennsylvania with a population of just over 7,000 people. It’s also the site of one of the most significant battles in American history: The Battle of Gettysburg. In 1863, this battle was fought over slavery and turned out to be a decisive victory for Union soldiers. If you’re planning on traveling around America anytime soon and want to see some historical landmarks or learn more about our history as Americans, we recommend checking out Gettysburg!
Gettysburg was the birthplace of a new kind of country.
Gettysburg was the birthplace of a new kind of country. The Civil War was a turning point in American history, but it also changed the way we viewed ourselves as Americans, and each other as Americans.
It’s hard to imagine today how different life was before Gettysburg–before that battle took place and changed everything forever. Before then, there were no federal income taxes or Social Security; most people didn’t go to high school or college; most people lived on farms or worked in factories; slavery existed throughout much of our country; women couldn’t vote; there were no labor unions or worker protections like minimum wage laws (or any laws at all); most children died before age 5 because they didn’t have access to clean water or sanitation systems…and so on! But after Gettysburg? All these things came into being over time–because after Gettysburg showed us what it really means for all citizens within one nation under God.”
Gettysburg was the birthplace of a new kind of country. It gave us a way forward, one that would allow us to heal from our wounds and move forward together as Americans.