Presentation on theme: "National Symbols Each of our symbols represents something special."— Presentation transcript:
1 National Symbols Each of our symbols represents something special.
2 United States Seal (front) Do you see a pattern of thirteen in the Great Seal?13 stars in the crest above the eagle13 stripes in the shield upon the eagle's breast13 arrows in the eagle's left claw13 olives and leaves in the eagles' right claw13 letters in the motto carried by the eagle, E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one).
3 United States Seal (back) The seal is on the back of a $1 bill.It has a pyramid with 13 steps.The “eye of provident” is God watching us.Novus Ordo Seclorum, means "New Order of the Ages" or a new beginning for America.
4 The Liberty Bell The bell was made in 1752. It was rung when the Declaration of Independence was signed.The bell was rung every 4th of July until a crack developed in 1846.It represents liberty (freedom).
5 RosesThe rose became the official flower of the United States in 1986.It is a symbol of love, beauty, and politics.
6 The Bald Eagle“Bald" does not mean that this bird lacks feathers. It is a multiple meaning word that means “white.”It became a symbol in 1782.It represents strength, courage, and freedom.
7 Lady Justice This national symbol represents the fairness. She is carrying scales that represent “balance” in all things.She is blindfolded in order to be fair to EVERYONE.She has a sword to defend everyone’s rights.
8 Uncle Sam This national symbol represents the GOVERNMENT. He wants YOU to be a good citizen.
9 American FlagThere are 13 stripes representing the original 13 colonies.There are 50 stars representing the 50 states.White stands for purityRed stands for braveryBlue stands for justice
10 MemorialsA memorial is something that is built to remind us of someone or something important. (memory)Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is a memorial for people who died in war.
11 Jefferson Memorial This memorial honors the life of Thomas Jefferson. It is located in Washington, D.C.
12 Lincoln Memorial This memorial honors the life of Abraham Lincoln. It is located in Washington, D.C.
13 Mount RushmoreThis memorial honors the lives of four presidents: Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln,Teddy Roosevelt,George WashingtonIt is located in South Dakota
14 Statue of LibertyThe Statue of Liberty was given to us as a gift to represent friendship by France in 1885.It is in New York.It is the first thing immigrants see when they come by boat to the US. It represents freedom and democracy.
15 Washington MemorialThis memorial honors the life of George Washington.It is located in Washington, D.C.
16 Viet Nam War MemorialThis memorial honors the men and women who died in the Viet Nam War.It is located in Washington, D.C.
17 Marine Corps War Memorial This memorial honors the men and women who died in the Viet Nam War.It is located in Washington, D.C.