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U.S. Symbols

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Lauren Carlton

on 27 February 2013

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by Lauren Carlton United States Symbols Frédéric Bartholdi was the sculpture of the statue.
It was a gift from France.
It took more than 20 years to build.
The entire structure was built, dismantled, and shipped from France, to the United States, in 214 wooden crates.
The official date when Lady Liberty was accepted by the then President, Grover Cleveland, is 28th October, 1886. Statue of Liberty Plans to build the Washington Monument to honor George Washington were first made in the early 1800s, but it took until 1884 for the monument to be completed and opened to the public.
Robert Mills was the architect- the monument was originally intended to be round.
The 555 foot obelisk is the tallest building in Washington D.C. and is the tallest stone strucutre in the world.
Cost: $1,187,710 to build
879 steps to the top Washington Monument On February 12, 1911 the first stone was put into place to commemorate Lincoln's birthday.
The dedication ceremony was headed by former President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln, Lincoln's only surviving child, on May 30, 1922.
The chief architect was Henry Bacon and the sculptor by Daniel Chester French. Lincoln Memorial Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In 1752, the Liberty Bell was originally cast in Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
It originally cracked when first rung after arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell.
In its early years, the Liberty Bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings and proclamations. Liberty Bell http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/citizenship/ussymbols/ Symbols Video What is a symbol? Symbols
The 300 copper sheets that have gone into making the statue, are thinner than two penny coins put together.
The total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons or 450,000 pounds.
The height of the statue, from the base of the pedestal to the torch is 305 feet and 6 inches.
The face of the statue is over 8 feet in height.
The tablet that she holds in her left hand, is 23 feet and 7 inches tall, and 13 feet and 7 inches wide.
The crown of the statue has seven points, which represent the seven continents of the world. Statue of Liberty http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/citizenship/statueofliberty/ Lincoln Memorial The memorial stands 99 feet tall with 36 enormous columns. Each of these measure 37 feet in height. The columns represent the 25 U.S. states and the 11 seceded States, after the death of Abraham Lincoln.
The march on Washington for jobs and freedom Rally was held here, headed by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963, which resulted in the I Have a Dream speech. Liberty Bell The bell is...
3 feet high
12 foot circumference around the lip of the bell
2,080 pounds, just over 1 ton
crack= 24.5 inches long and 1/2 inch wide A symbol is something that stands for or suggests something else. What are some examples of symbols? http://www.nps.gov/inde/thelibertybellsounds.htm
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