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Gettysburg address, The Civil War that never ends, Equal means equal

3 Double 30" x 60" x 1.5" (90" x 60" x 1.5") engraved plexi panels with LED light and synthetic polymer.

By November 19. 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln delivered a two minute address at the Gettysburg National Cemetary, over 250,000 soldiers, Union and Confederate, had died in the pursuit of their country's honor and the preservation of rights as specified in the Constitution of the United States. Lincoln however, focused the objective of his speech instead on the assertions made by the Declaration of Independence, that "all men are created equal." This brief but historic document then, denied the claim of (predominantly Southern) White slave owners that the prohibition of slave ownership was an intrusion of their (the slave owners) rights. Lincoln's address positioned the Civil War as a fight for human equality, not just the preservation of the Union.