RandomAPUSH.com, née APUSH5.com, is on indefinite hiatus until I find time for the luxury of researching U.S. history in a way that APUSH students deserve.
For the time being, enjoy this hilarious Jebidiah Atkinson video, courtesy of SNL!
Some of you out there are probably wondering whether the very ornery Mr. Atkinson was a real person. Alas, he is a fictional character of SNL origin.
But this character was inspired by a real event: the retraction of a scathing review of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The review was published on November 24, 1863, in The Harrisburg Patriot & Union.
Today’s modern incarnation of the Patriot & Union is The Patriot-News. They published their retraction on November 14, 2013, five days before the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
If you’re looking for the full text of the Gettysburg Address, you can find five different versions of it here.