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What is a “proposition” in the sense that Lincoln uses it?

Provide an analysis of the Gettysburg Address.
These are the points I need to address:
What is a “proposition” in the sense that Lincoln uses it?
What does it mean to “consecrate” a place?
What is “hallowed” ground?
The Gettysburg Address is short but very famous. He was the
President, he could have spoken longer, and most speakers that day in
fact spoke much longer speeches. He wasn’t pressed for time. He had time
to prepare. A long speech was expected of him. Why do you think Lincoln kept it so short? (Hint: Where was he speaking and why? How did his “rhetorical situation” influence him?)
You must accurately insert a quote in your analysis to provide in-text
evidence from the address, and you must comment on the quote to
demonstrate you are thinking in a critical manner.