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History 225 LECTURE Notes Lincoln at Gettysburg No reference to battle, either side, captures moral meaning to current conflict Prosecution of the war less of preserving the union but a new birth of freedom Gettysburg Address –February of 1863 -Lincoln: Atheist -Founding principles: liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal; Declaration of Independence Constitutional crisis over what constitution protects Declaration of Independence; equality applies to everyone regardless of race o Natural condition of mankind -Liberty and freedom at risk of perishing o Moral conflict -Dedicates himself to the nation Dying for a noble cause Insists the nation must rededicate itself to a higher purpose -Fearful of losing support of Northern men -Idea of a new birth of freedom Declaration of independence -Interest in slaves cause of the way Defense of this self interest rather than defense of the nation’s good Slavery is an economic interest to defend o Enrich, profit themselves o Extend and continue slavery (never end) (universal) -Federal government claimed no right but to restrict the territorial expansion of slavery - “Keep religion out of the war” Irony God is not choosing sides God has his own purposes Nation “reborn” through emancipation Reconstruction and the Rebirth of American Democracy Emergence of strong federal government o Regulates economy o Uses power to improve conditions of ordinary people Protect freedom of new freed slaves What does it mean to be free? Becomes political problem Problem of reconstruction is political o Problem of Civil War is military Lack of clarity in Gettysburg address o Never clarifies image of freedom in post emancipation US Conflicts quickly ensued that would define boundaries of freedom