# Иностранный язык. Учебное пособие. Мартемьянова Н.В - 19 стр.

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mixture of myth, legend, and truth which endures as pert of the American mind and
the American vision of the world.
Even in this day and age, Americans often define any great task they take on as
another frontier.
1. What were the unique traits of the American character cited in the Turner
Thesis?
2. According to Turner, how did these characteristics develop?
3. Do you agree or disagree with Turner?
4. Explain the concept of Manifest Destiny.
TEXT III
After the epic struggle at Gettysburg, a national cemetery was established on the
battlefield. For the dedication of this cemetery on November 19, 1863, President
Lincoln went to Pennsylvania. There, where more than 50,000 Americans had been
killed or wounded, Lincoln addressed a nation of mourners. He spoke for only two
minutes. Yet his brief words summarised the Presidents reasons for the need to save
the Union.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a
new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men
are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any
nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a
portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their
lives that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should
do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate we cannot consecrate we cannot
hallow this ground. The brave men, lining and dead, who struggled here
have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will
little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what
they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the
unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for 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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mixture of myth, legend, and truth which endures as pert of the American mind and
the American vision of the world.
Even in this day and age, Americans often define any great task they take on as
another frontier.

1. What were the unique traits of the American character cited in the Turner
Thesis?
2. According to Turner, how did these characteristics develop?
3. Do you agree or disagree with Turner?
4. Explain the concept of Manifest Destiny.

TEXT III

After the epic struggle at Gettysburg, a national cemetery was established on the
battlefield. For the dedication of this cemetery on November 19, 1863, President
Lincoln went to Pennsylvania. There, where more than 50,000 Americans had been
killed or wounded, Lincoln addressed a nation of mourners. He spoke for only two
minutes. Yet his brief words summarised the President’s reasons for the need to save
the Union.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a
new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men
are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any
nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a
portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their
lives that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should
do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate – we cannot consecrate – we cannot
hallow – this ground. The brave men, lining and dead, who struggled here
have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will
little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what
they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the
unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for 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.