Gettysburg 2-Pack DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC024083
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 100
Copyright: 2008

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The Speech That Saved America - Experience the power of Abraham Lincoln's simple yet profound speech that redefined the purpose of the United States. Leading historians consider the circumstances surrounding the historic event, including General Meade's victory at the battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's desire to renew American spirits after two years of bloody civil war. Stressing the influence of the Declaration of Independence on the address, the program traces a line through history from the founding of America through our nation's first true test of unity.

The Battle That Changed America -  re-creates the epic battle that changed the course of the Civil War. The program considers the military strategies of General Robert E. Lee and General George Gordon Meade and highlights strategic events in the battle with computer-generated maps. Historians and archivists from the Gettysburg National Military Park share insights on Abraham Lincoln's opinion of the battle and how it turned the tide of history in favor of the Union.