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Abraham Lincoln Program
Video Clip List
Clip # Start Time End Time Description
1 57.6 1:52.1 Why was Lincoln invited to commemorate the cemetery?
2 2:08.1 2:14.8 How a "few appropriate remarks" became the Gettysburg Address
3 2:15.3 3:30.3 Circumstances that led the two sides to meet at this time and place
4 3:51.2 3:54.9 Gettysburg was captured and occupied by Confederate troops in 1863
5 4:21.1 4:49.3 Was it a decisive battle?
6 5:08.1 5:17.9 Why Lee lost initiative in war after 1863
7 5:44.1 7:26.8 Reenactment of speech by actor dressed as Lincoln
8 7:29.4 8:30.6 Where did Lincoln deliver his speech?
9 9:12.9 10:24.1 The reaction of newspapers on November 20th was mixed
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10 10:24.6 11:25.4 Did he deliver the speech for the people there or for the people that would read it days, weeks and years later?
11 12:20.5 13:48.2 Who is buried in the 975 unnamed tombstones at the site? Reasons soldiers were buried promptly
12 13:49.1 14:42.3 Description and symbolism of national monument
13 14:43.8 16:18.6 Did Lincoln realize the power of what he was saying? Discussion of "greatest American orator"
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14 16:18.0 17:52.6 Reasons the ceremony was delayed from October 1863. How it redirected attention to new purpose of war
15 18:57.6 19:27.1 Where does the Mason Dixon Line run? A map of the country and location of line
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16 20:19.0 20:25.3 Difficulty of people at the time to see the South being run down by the North because of unknown future
17 20:32.0 21:59.7 Setting the stage for the address- the changing goals of war
18 22:07.1 22:44.6 Did the Civil War lead to the creation of the National Cemetery?
19 22:50.0 25:30.1 Important facts to know about Lincoln to understand his preparation for the address and the impact it had
20 28:33.2 30:00.5 How Lincoln made the Union a reality and not just a hope; Union as a singular unit and not just a collection of states
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21 34:21.6 35:35.0 Lincoln was invited by David Wills to stay at his home; why was David Wills important?
22 35:38.1 36:08.0 Description of actual environment around the time of the speech
23 38:03.2 28:50.1 Where in the cemetery were the Confederates buried and why?
24 38:50.3 40:25.9 When and where was Lincoln born. Discussion of log cabin as symbol his life and importance of it
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25 40:47.7 42:53.1 The makeup of the Supreme Court and its importance in the constitutionality of slaves. Discussion of Dredd Scott decision
26 43:11.1 44:47.6 Reading of Wills invitation to Lincoln to come to Gettysburg. Importance of acceptance
27 45:10.0 46:14.9 Evan Everett and his long speech compared to Lincoln's dramatic yet poignant speech
28 46:39.0 47:55.8 What did Lincoln say in his second inaugural address
29 47:38.0 47:55.8 Comparison of Gettysburg Address to his Second Inaugural Address
30 48:24.5 49:52.7 Was there a legal basis for the South to claim unfair treatment? Discussion of succession
31 50:56.8 51:31.41 1860 census statistics and diagram of civil war casualties
32 53:22.0 54:19.4 Discussion of Lincoln as a martyr
32a 54:53.8 59:36.1 View of Lincoln as a war criminal; interpretation of powers of commander in chief at war, i.e. confiscation of "property"
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33 59:43.1 1:02:32 What is Lincoln saying in opening of the address and how do is words express this? The Declaration of Independence in relation to the opening of the address
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34 1:02:49 1:03:47 Quote from address about national resting site. Importance of democracy in America in relation to the rest of the world
35 1:03:481 1:04:51 View of freedom asserted in the Address; slavery in America during Lincoln's time in comparison with the rest of the world
36 1:05:55 1:07:47 Explanation of the history surrounding the Bixby Letter
37 1:08:01 1:09:37 Gradual emancipation and how it relates to NJ and PA
38 1:09:45 1:10:50 The literary style and political theory that went into writing the address. A new kind of rhetoric
39 1:10:50 1:11:53 Did Lincoln read the speech or memorize it? The use of juxtapositions throughout the speech
40 1:12:23 1:13:04 Was the last line of the address borrowed from a speech made by a Georgia Senator?
41 1:19:05 1:21:05 Important biographical information about Lincoln and Civil War milestones
42 1:21:09 1:21:25 Facts about the address in a diagram format
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43 1:21:26 1:24:04 Review of facts about the battle and the address followed by a reenactment of speech by actor dressed as Lincoln
44 1:24:05 1:25:11 What were Lincoln's thoughts about the success of the address immediately after the speech?
45 1:25:11 1:25:48 Was the address reprinted in newspapers around the country and why was it reprinted?
46 1:28:03 1:29:21 The musical setting of the address; written by Claritin McClure
47 1:29:21 1:30:00 Musical selections at the ceremony in 11863
48 1:30:00 1:30:49 The story behind the one known photograph at the ceremony
49 1:30:49 1:31:19 Where did Lincoln deliver his speech?
50 1:32:25 1:33:46 What voting patterns and changes in the structure of political parties have occurred since Lincoln's time?
51 1:34:12 1:36:06 Explanation of why the South seceded from the North
52 1:36:30 1:38:01 Did Lincoln write any books about himself?
53 1:39:44 1:40:34 What was the route that Lincoln traveled to get to Gettysburg and how long did the journey take?
54 1:42:30 1:44:38 Diagram of slavery facts during the war to detail what the abolition of slavery meant to the South
55 1:46:24 1:47:55 Lincoln's interest in colonization and African American thoughts about it
56 1:47:56 1:49:06 The two locations at which Lincoln did most of his writing
57 1:51:15 1:51:43 White primaries as a political tactic
58 1:51:43 1:52:41 Importance of slavery to the cotton industry in regards to monetary value
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59 1:53:00 1:54:00 The importance of the emphasis and pronunciation of the final line of the address
60 1:54:45 1:55:40 National Negro Convention Movement
61 1:56:40 1:59:31 What did the North think about freeing slaving in the context of property rights?
62 1:59:32 2:00:26 What did the Emancipation Proclamation say?
63 2:01:20 2:02:11 Objects on display at the Museum in Gettysburg
64 2:03:23 2:03:56 What is a sovereign state in regards to South Carolina?
65 2:05:06 2:05:38 Did Jefferson Davis and Lincoln know each other?
66 2:05:38 2:06:58 The types of weapons used during the Civil War
67 2:07:25 2:08:01 The impact on the town of Gettysburg and their reaction to the battle
68 2:09:53 2:12:38 Discussion of blacks fighting for the Confederacy and recruitment tactics they used
69 2:12:45 2:14:45 The significance of the Antietam battlefield and the relationship it has to the Emancipation Proclamation
70 2:16:33 2:18:04 Will the country ever get over the Civil War?
71 2:19:39 2:22:14 Did Lincoln know any African Americans closely? His relationship with Frederick Douglass
72 2:23:54 2:25:26 How Transcendentalism influenced Lincoln and discussion of his love for writing
73 2:25:30 2:27:28 Reasons Union soldiers did not like emancipation
74 2:28:34 2:29:31 What happened at Appomattox?
75 2:29:31 2:30:08 When and where was Lincoln assasinated?
76 2:30:09 2:31:26 The reasons Gettysburg was a turning point in the war.
77 2:32:29 2:33:47 Was his second Inaugural Address a continuation of his speech at Gettysburg?

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