Gettysburg Address & the Declaration of Independence


AIR DATE: Monday, June 18, 2001
OVERVIEW: Lincoln and the values of the Declaration of Independence as expressed in the Gettysburg Address.

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the Gettysburg Address?
  2. Why does Harold Holzer believe that the Declaration of Independence was more important than the Articles of Confederation or the Constitution?
  3. What “moral vision” does James Horton claim the Founding Fathers had?
  4. What are “core democratic values” and why are they important? What core democratic values are discussed in the clip?
KEYWORDS: Documents, Events and Trends, People in History, Philosophy and Background, President, PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT, Purposes of Government, Values