Tag: Gettysburg Address

The American Testament

In 1974, spurred by the upcoming United States bicentennial, the Aspen Institute held a three-day conference to study three momentous American documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. The conference proposed that those…

Independence Day Acrostic and Quiz

Acrostic: a line-by-line piece of writing where the first letter, or other certain letter, in each line forms a message when read from the top – down. In the piece below, read down through the first (boldfaced) letters after “Out of many ” to see the message.

Independence Day Acrostic

Out of many Equals, one more perfect union. Out of many Peoples, one nation conceived in liberty. Out of many Labors, one shared prosperity. Out of many Urgencies, one fear, of fear itself. Out of many Rights, one government of,…