Home | Learn the Address About the Project | Learn the Address This morning I watched Ken Burns talking about this project. He said a large percentage of college graduates do not know the origin of the phrase, " ... government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." (He stated a number but I don't remember what it was.) If ever there was a cause that is worth fighting and dying for, its the equality of all people. Interestingly, in his inauguration speech, he said he would not interfere with slavery but he also said, I believe completely in the idea and the daily reality of equality for all Americans and I'm going to do this. I'm going to read the Gettysburg Address and save it to this site. I hope this projects 'appeals to the better angels of our nature' and that other posters will do so as well.