Gettysburg Address – 153rd Anniversary

Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Abraham Lincoln’s carefully crafted address, secondary to other presentations that day, came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history. In just over two minutes, Lincoln reiterated the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and proclaimed the Civil War as a struggle for the preservation of the Union sundered by the secession crisis, with “a new birth of freedom,” that would bring true equality to all of its citizens. Lincoln also redefined the Civil War as a struggle not just for the Union, but also for the principle of human equality.

For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_address

 

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  1. WH

    Saturday, November 19 , 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    10:20 AM
    President Obama meets with US Embassy employees and family members
    JW Marriott, Lima, Peru

    11:00 AM
    11:05 AM
    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    12:00 PM
    12:30 PM
    President Obama holds a meeting with leaders of participating countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Lima Convention Centre, Lima, Peru

    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    2:15 PM
    President Obama holds a Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Town Hall
    Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru

    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    5:05 PM
    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping
    JW Marriott, Lima, Peru

    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    7:35 PM
    President Obama participates in APEC welcome dinner and cultural performance
    Parque de la Reserva, Lima, Peru

    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

    President Obama overnights in Lima, Peru

  2. Gettysburg Address – 153rd Anniversary

    The Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Abraham Lincoln’s carefully crafted address, secondary to other presentations that day, came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history. In just over two minutes, Lincoln reiterated the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and proclaimed the Civil War as a struggle for the preservation of the Union sundered by the secession crisis, with “a new birth of freedom,” that would bring true equality to all of its citizens. Lincoln also redefined the Civil War as a struggle not just for the Union, but also for the principle of human equality.

    For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_address

  3. President Obama Travel Itinerary

    Saturday, November 19
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    President Obama meets with US Embassy employees and family members
    JW Marriott, Lima, Peru

    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    President Obama holds a meeting with leaders of participating countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Lima Convention Centre, Lima, Peru

    President Obama holds a Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Town Hall
    Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru

    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping
    JW Marriott, Lima, Peru

    President Obama participates in APEC welcome dinner and cultural performance
    Parque de la Reserva, Lima, Peru

    President Obama overnights in Lima, Peru

    • November 20, 2016

      Remarks by the President at YLAI Town Hall

      Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

      Lima, Peru

      2:34 P.M. PET

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hola Peru! (Applause.) Asu! Muchas gracias. Thank you so much. Thank you. Everybody, please have a seat. Thank you, Cyntia, for your kind words and your great work here in Peru in bringing people together across generations to meet challenges. Please give Cyntia a big round of applause for the great introduction. (Applause.)

      So it is wonderful to be here in Peru. I want to thank everybody at Catholic University of Peru for hosting us. (Applause.) I want to thank the government and the people of this beautiful country for your hospitality.

      AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you!

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: I love you, too! (Applause.)

      So, while I’m here, I’m hoping to enjoy some good food — some pollo a la brasa. (Applause.) Maybe a pisco sour. But I will not be attempting the Marinera — (applause) — because I usually leave the dancing to my wife, Michelle. (Laughter.) She’s a better dancer than me.

      But I want to thank all of you for being here — our Young Leaders of America, both live and online, representing every country in Latin America and the Caribbean.

      Now, this is my final stop on my final trip abroad as President of the United States. And I’ve had the usual meetings with world leaders, and we’ve done important business. But whenever I travel, one of the things that I’ve been trying to do for the last eight years is to meet with young people. First of all, young people are more fun than old people. (Laughter.) Second, because today more than half of the world’s population is 30 or younger. And that means your generation will determine the course of our future — as individual nations and as a global community. Now, the good news is, because I’ve had a chance to meet so many young people around the world, it makes me very optimistic to know that you are going to be in charge. And that’s why I wanted my last public event abroad to be with you.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/20/remarks-president-ylai-town-hall

  4. Weekly Address: Building on a Record of Economic Progress

    Remarks of Vice President Joe Biden as Delivered
    Weekly Address
    The White House
    November 19, 2016

    Hi folks, this is Joe Biden.

    Over the last eight years, we’ve created more jobs than all the advanced economies in the world combined. Unemployment has been cut in half. Wages are finally on the rise. We’ve gone from economic crisis to recovery to the cusp of genuine resurgence—and we’re better positioned to own the 21st Century—economically and otherwise—than any other nation in the world.

    But we know there’s more we can do and more than needs to be done to make this resurgence permanent. And it begins and ends with what the President and I have believed since day one—we have to give the American workers a fighting chance. We have to build the middle class. Restore the basic bargain, which was—if workers contribute to the success of an enterprise, then they should share in the gains. We have to make sure that everyone who’s worked hard and played by the rules has a real shot at getting into the middle-class and staying there.

    Over the last eight years, we’ve worked with Congress to try to do all those things.

    · Every worker in America—more than 160 million—got an average payroll tax cut of $1,000 per year;

    · Better unemployment benefits for 18 million job-seekers during the recession;

    · Trillions of dollars in tax cuts for low-and middle-income families.

    And when Republicans in Congress didn’t act, we used our executive authority to—

    · Extend overtime coverage for over 4 million workers—boosting their wages by $12 billion over the next decade.

    · We’ve given additional paid sick leave to more than 1.1 million workers employed by federal contractors—and we’re requiring that those workers earn at least $10.10 per hour.

    · Help to close the pay gap by fighting back against pay discrimination; making salaries more transparent—so employees know what others are making doing the same job. We’ve closed the pay gap between men and women by 10 percent. Not nearly enough—but it’s a start.

    And we also called on cities and states to act across the country, and mayors and governors are leading the way to raise the minimum wage. Since the President’s call to action to increase the nation’s minimum wage back in 2013, every state from my state of Delaware and 18 others—and 55 cities—have raised their own minimum wage. From Alaska to California, Nebraska to Florida—workers now have a shot at a paycheck they can actually live on. Seven million workers have seen their wages rise. Earlier this month, four states—Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington, in this last general election, overwhelmingly passed minimum wage increases.

    It matters. It really matters—because no one in America should work 40 hours a week and still live in poverty. Additionally, California, Rhode Island, Washington State and New Jersey— and more than two-dozen cities like Minneapolis and Spokane—have extended access to paid leave—expanded it.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/19/weekly-address-building-record-economic-progress

  5. WH

    Sunday, November 20, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    10:15 AM
    President Obama attends the meeting with the leaders of APEC
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    11:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    12:45 PM
    President Obama participates in an APEC family photo
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    1:00 PM
    1:30 PM
    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    2:00 PM
    2:30 PM
    President Obama attends an APEC sessions
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    President Obama participates in the adoption of the 24th APEC Leaders’ Declaration
    Lima Convention Centre, Lima, Peru

    5:15 PM
    President Obama attends an APEC sessions
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    5:40 PM
    President Obama participates in a meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau
    Lima Convention Centre, Lima, Peru

    6:00 PM
    6:30 PM
    President Obama holds a press conference
    Lima Convention Centre, Lima, Peru

    7:00 PM
    7:50 PM
    President Obama departs Lima to return to the White House
    Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima, Peru

    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  6. President Obama Travel Itinerary

    Sunday, November 20
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    President Obama attends the meeting with the leaders of APEC
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    President Obama participates in an APEC family photo
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    President Obama attends the APEC CEO Summit
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    President Obama attends an APEC sessions
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    President Obama participates in the adoption of the 24th APEC Leaders’ Declaration
    Lima Convention Centre, Lima, Peru

    President Obama participates in the APEC closing session
    Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    President Obama participates in a meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau
    Lima Convention Centre, Lima, Peru

    President Obama holds a press conference
    Lima Convention Centre, Lima, Peru

    President Obama departs Lima to return to the White House
    Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima, Peru

    • 10:15 AM ET
      President Obama attends the meeting with the leaders of APEC
      Lima’s Convention Center, Lima, Peru

    • November 20, 2016

      Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada after Bilateral Meeting

      Lima Convention Centre
      Lima, Peru

      3:59 P.M. PET

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it’s a great pleasure to be able to spend a little bit of time with my good friend and the Prime Minister of one of our closest allies in the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and his team.

      The friendship, the bonds, the links between Canada and the United States are obviously unparalleled. And it has been an extraordinary pleasure of mine over the last year and a half or so to be able to work directly with Justin on a whole host of issues.

      First and foremost, we have enormous commercial relations. And our teams have been able to advance and build on a whole range of progress around how we both manage our borders but facilitate trade flows and tourism, and all the things that are the lifeblood of the relationship between our two countries. We’re going to try to get as much of that work completed in the last two months of my presidency.

      Canada has been an outstanding partner in the fight against terrorism — not just in terms of intelligence-gathering and information-sharing, but also the incredibly important investments that they’ve made in the success of the counter-ISIL campaign and that they continue to make.

      Justin’s personal voice on issues of refugees and the humanitarian concerns that we share has been a really important component of the success of things like our leadership summit on refugees at the U.N.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/20/remarks-president-obama-and-prime-minister-trudeau-canada-after

    • November 20, 2016

      Press Conference by President Obama in Lima, Peru

      Lima Convention Centre
      Lima, Peru

      5:52 P.M. PET

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good evening, everybody. Let me begin by thanking President Kuczynski and the wonderful people of Peru for hosting us and for their outstanding hospitality. Peru is one of the United States’ strongest partners in the Americas — from standing up for democracy, to promoting jobs and growth, to fighting climate change. And this summit has been a success thanks to the great work of our Peruvian friends. So on behalf of us all, muchas gracias.

      This summit, and my trip over the past week, has obviously occurred against a backdrop of the broader debate over globalization and trade. As I’ve said, over the decades, our global, integrated economy has helped to improve the lives of billions of people around the world with historic gains in prosperity, education, and health. At the same time, when jobs and capital can move across borders, when workers have less leverage, when wealthy corporations and global elites too often seem to be playing by a different set of rules, then workers and communities can be hit especially hard; the gaps between the rich and everyone else grow wider. And that can reverberate through our politics.

      That’s why I firmly believe that one of our greatest challenges in the years ahead — across our nations and within them — will be to make sure that the benefits of the global economy are shared by more people and that the negative impacts, such as economic inequalities, are addressed by all nations. When it comes to trade, I believe that the answer is not to pull back or try to erect barriers to trade. Given our integrated economies and global supply chains, that would hurt us all. But rather the answer is to do trade right, making sure that it has strong labor standards, strong environmental standards, that it addresses ways in which workers and ordinary people can benefit rather than be harmed by global trade. All of this is the central work of APEC.

      As this debate moves forward in the United States, it’s important to remember how vital the Asia Pacific is to America’s prosperity. The 21 Asia Pacific economies here represent nearly three billion people, a majority of the global middle class, six of America’s top 10 trading partners, more than half of the global economy, and the world’s fastest-growing region. In other words, these 21 countries represent tremendous opportunity for the United States to sell our goods and support U.S. jobs. And that’s why, as part of the rebalance of our foreign policy to the Asia Pacific, we’ve boosted U.S. exports to the region by some 50 percent. Nearly 60 percent of our exports go to the region.

      And this is part of broader progress. With 95 percent of the world’s customers beyond America’s borders, I’ve made it a priority to open up new markets overseas. And during my administration, we’ve increased U.S. exports to the world by more than 40 percent — to record levels — and these exports support more than 11 million American jobs. Moreover, we know that companies that export tend to grow faster and hire more employees and pay their workers more than companies that do not export. All of which is why exports have helped to drive our economic recovery. It’s one of the reasons that U.S. businesses have created more than 15 million new jobs.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/20/press-conference-president-obama-lima-peru

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