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...ioned the way this country was built to succeed by its forefathers, and he saw this war as being a tremendous test for the sake of this new country. At the memorial for the Gettysburg battle, Lincoln spoke for only four minutes; yet, the speech has been remembered over the years as one of the greatest speeches the president had given. It was not all encouraging, or pushing down the South, instead it was the truth of the war. Lincoln believed that the founders of the country had built it so they could prove that great, and powerful new countries could exist. The civil war was a tremendous test and the country had passed. Robert E. Lee saw the civil war as something the fathers would have never dreamed of during the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and he fought for the Union of our country, just as Jefferson, Madison, and Washington had before his time.
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