Lincoln’s Word Choice

Words matter!

Have you ever wondered what Lincoln looked or sounded like when he gave a public speech? He spent many years polishing his speaking abilities, from his youth to his presidency, and his life in politics gave him hundreds of opportunities, as did his 25-year law career.

As part of his enduring legacy, Lincoln has been called one of the greatest orators of all time. Click on the photo to listen as civil war scholars decipher Lincoln’s word choice in his inaugural address.



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