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the singing of the Declaration of Independence. The Gettysburg address was in 1863 four score and seven years ago refers to 87 years which is 1776 the singing of the Declaration of Independence.

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14y ago

Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address in 1863. It started with: "Fourscore and seven years ago...". This was a reference to the Declaration of Independence. 1863 minus 1776 equals fourscore and seven (87) years.

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this is when the war first started before Lincoln was president

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It sounds biblical and gives an elevated, poetic diction to the opening of the speech. It grabs the ear's attention. We are still discussing it all these years later.

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87 years ago (a score = 20).

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1776

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Q: What was Abraham Lincoln trying to tell the audience when he said Four Score and Seven Years Ago?
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