November 19 marks anniversary of President Lincoln’s address at Gettysburg

Can you answer these questions??? Read each question carefully!

  • President Lincoln began his address at Gettysburg with “Four score and seven years ago.” How many years make a score? How many years make four score? What is the total number of years to make four score and seven years?
  • What event was President Lincoln referring that occurred four score and seven years earlier?

a)      drafting the Mayflower Compact
b)     signing the Declaration of Independence
c)      ratifying the U.S. Constitution
d)     electing the first President of the United States

  • How many score and years has it been between today and since the event that Lincoln was referring in his address?
  • How many score and years has it been between today and Lincoln’s address at Gettysburg? Here is a hint: How many years ago did Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address?

Scroll down below for hints and spoiler alerts!


November 19 will mark the anniversary of President Lincoln’s address at Gettysburg, to which many historians claim as the turning point of the American Civil War. Some historians believe and argue that the turning point of the Civil War included Vicksburg, and others feel the turning point was Antietam; perhaps it depends on the definition of “turning point.” This would be a great thesis paper assignment for students to explore and research.

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