Five Presidents Read Gettysburg Address in Video Mashup

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 03:57 PM

By Cynthia Fagen

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The latest project from filmmaker Ken Burns may bring a tear to your eye.

Five living presidents, celebrities, and politicians take turns somberly reciting passages from President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in a moving new video.

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Burns, a documentarian, came up with the idea while working on his latest history project, marking the 150th anniversary of one of the greatest speeches in American history, the Daily Dot reported Wednesday.

The 10-sentence speech was delivered by Lincoln on Nov. 19, 1863, 4½ months after Union troops defeated Confederate forces in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., which is often described as the turning point of the Civil War.

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