Recently, I had been spending a lot of time looking up persuasive and powerful speeches throughout the world’s history. So many of these powerful speeches hold such a strong influence in the hearts of many people. One of the speeches that I decided to focus was the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln. I’ve always been a huge fan of the American Civil War, and this speech was one of the biggest and most powerful in regards to that tragic event. With some of the things I’ve been learning in my Communication courses online, I decided to evaluate the speech and the techniques used therein.