Finding the meaning of independence, 242 years later

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Many died trying to protect the document that came to be four score and seven years before the document almost died itself.

Mr. Lincoln added, in his 272-word address, that our country was conceived in Liberty, and its purpose was to protect the idea that all men were created equal. For two minutes, he reminded those around him that the ideals for which this country was birthed were valuable enough to protect through the darkest moments of a Civil War.

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