AP U.S. History Exam 2.25
AP U.S. History Exam 2.25. In writing the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln was still working to win over Northern voters who believed that...what?
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[ mumbles ]
Okay, and now the question:
In writing the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln was still working
to win over Northern voters who believed that... what?
Like, who wouldn't vote for Lincoln?
It's like not voting in Tom Brady to the Hall of Fame.
All right, and here are your potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
Okay. Well, Lincoln might have been at Gettysburg
to dedicate a cemetery to soldiers
killed a few months earlier,
but he used the opportunity to win over Northern voters,
particularly Democrats who were still skeptical of his leadership.
[ chuckles ] Talk about an uphill battle.
In the Gettysburg Address, was Lincoln focused on
winning over voters who believed that A -
the war was not economically responsible?
Well, actually, many voters believed the North to be in
a solid economic position to fight the war. So that knocks out A.
Was the Gettysburg Address intended to woo voters
who still thought that B - slavery could be ended without a war?
Well, in fact, these anti-Lincoln voters -
who are mostly Northern Democrats - were fully opposed to
the abolitionist movement. They had no desire to
end slavery whatsoever. Like what were they thinking?
All right, so B is out, as well.
Then was Lincoln using the speech to win over voters
who thought that D - the North was too unprepared for war?
Well, remember how voters thought that
the North had a solid economic advantage over the South?
Well, they also felt pretty confident about the North's military might.
Maybe too confident, though, given how long the war ended up lasting.
Which means that Lincoln used the Gettysburg Address
to win over Northern Democrats who believed that C -
the South had the right to secede.
Regardless of their differences, Lincoln wanted to convince his
political rivals that the government of the people, by the people,
for the people shall not perish from the earth.
All that to say the South had no right to secede
to begin with and political differences should be
worked out with the nation as a whole.
So C is the correct answer.
Despite Lincoln's best efforts, these Northern Democrats,
who referred to themselves as copperheads, like the snake,
slithered in the grass, waiting to poison his plan for peace.
[ sigh ]