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US: Still one nation, 150 years after Gettysburg

Letter by Maia M. Palmer, Gig Harbor on Nov. 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm with No Comments »
November 21, 2013 4:36 pm

Nation. In Latin, natio, or “to be born.”

The United States of America is a nation, but our idea of this nation might have been very different if the Civil War had gone differently. When Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address 150 years ago this week, he did not know which side would win. If the South had won the war, today Lincoln’s speech would have marked a much darker day in history. Instead, despite the fact that both sides fought against each other, Americans consider the North and the South to be united as one nation.

Lincoln’s speech was a tipping point in a good way. Because of this speech, America stands proud as “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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