How to write a newspaper article about the Gettysburg Address ???I need to write two columns about the Gettysburg address as if the event happened the previous day. It needs to include who was...

How to write a newspaper article about the Gettysburg Address ???

I need to write two columns about the Gettysburg address as if the event happened the previous day. It needs to include who was involved, dates, places, what happened, and why it was significant in the article.

PLEASE .. I NEED HELP WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT !

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If you follow the oca-encyclopedia link below, you will find the dates, places, etc.  I would say that the trickiest thing to do is to write about this as if you were living back in those days.  As the link tells us, Lincoln's speech was seen as pretty unimportant at the time.  It was so short that it seemed relatively pointless.  I think that you should talk about that in your article even though we now see the speech as a major expression of our values.

So, if I were you, I would talk about the Battle of Gettysburg.  I would talk about how 23,000 Union and 28,000 Confederate soldiers became casualties of war in the battle.  I would talk about how such a huge and important battle (it stopped the Southern invasion of the North) deserved better than a three paragraph speech.

By saying things like that, you will sound like someone from that time period rather than someone from today.

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