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".... It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. ......"

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Abraham Lincoln, President of the USA

November 1863

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Q: What did Lincoln mean by 'the last full measure of devotion'?
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What was the last full measure of devotion?

The 'Last full measure of devotion' was the act of dying in combat for their country.


What does Lincoln mean when he says soldiers gave the last full measure of devotion?

Lincoln means that soldiers are sacrificing their lives for the devotion of their country. Soldiers put their lives on the line for their homeland when they enlist.


What does the statement '' they gave the last full measure of devotion'' mean?

It means, "they died for their beliefs."


What does it mean to give the last full measure of devotion to a cause?

They gave everything they had: their lives.


What is the argument of the Gettysburg address?

There is no argument in the speech. Lincoln is describing why they are there and to remind people of the shared history. He states that the men buried there gave " their last full measure of devotion so the nation can long endure."


What is the famous closing to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?

"...from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."


What was the cause for which the soldiers buried at Gettysburg gave the last full measure of devotion?

They gave their lives so that the Union might be able to survive and stay together.


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Ralph Geoffrey Newman has written: 'The pictorial autobiography of Abraham Lincoln' 'Lincoln' -- subject(s): Personality 'Abraham Lincoln's last full measure of devotion' -- subject(s): Death and burial, Funeral journey to Springfield, Miniature books, Specimens '\\' -- subject(s): Funeral journey to Springfield 'Lincoln for the ages' -- subject(s): Sermons


Why does the US commemorate Memorial Day?

It is supposed to be a day for remembering our brave Americans who lost their lives while serving this country.


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