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    When Was the Gettysburg Address Delivered?

    The Historical Context of the Gettysburg Address The Gettysburg Address was delivered on November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War. At the time, the Union and Confederate armies had been fighting for over two years, and the war had already claimed thousands of lives. The battle of Gettysburg, which took place in July of that same year, was one…

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    What Does Juneteenth Mean? Understanding the Significance of the Holiday

    Emancipation and Slavery: The Connection Between Juneteenth and African American History Juneteenth commemorates the day when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to announce that slavery had been abolished and that all enslaved individuals were now free. This announcement came two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in…

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