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Stars, Stripes, and Symbols of America
What are National Symbols?
America has many different symbols that are unique to our country and represent the freedoms that we enjoy.
Our Flag The American Flag represents our culture and history.
The fifty stars represent the fifty states and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies. The first U.S. flag was designed in The flag has been changed many times since then. New stars are added each time new states join the union. 1907 Star Spangled Banner
Our National Anthem Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the Star Spangled Banner in 1814 when he saw the flag still flying after a night-time battle with England.
Other Patriotic Songs Other patriotic songs include:
America, the Beautiful My Country Tis of Thee This Land is Your Land God Bless the USA
Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France in 1886. It is located on Ellis Island in New York. It is a symbol of freedom to all who come to our country.
Virtual Trip to Ellis Island
The Liberty Bell The Liberty Bell is located in Philadelphia’s State House. It was rung to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument is the world’s tallest stone structure. It is located in Washington D.C. It was constructed to commemorate George Washington.
The Great Seal The Great Seal was created by Ben Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. The founding fathers felt that the Great Seal would show other countries of the world that America was an independent and free country.
The Constitution The Constitution is an important document that tells about our government and the rights of American citizens.
The White House The White House is where the President of the United States lives. It is located in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
George Washington George Washington is known as the father of our country. He was the first president of the United States. His face is on the dollar bill and the quarter.
George W. Bush Our current president is George W. Bush.
He is the 43rd president of the United States. Before becoming president, he lived in the state of Texas.
Other U.S. Symbols Uncle Sam The Pledge of Allegiance
Dove (symbol for peace)
America is a great country full of opportunities for ALL people
America is a great country full of opportunities for ALL people. The symbols we have learned about represent our many freedoms. It is our job to be a good citizen and to show patriotism. God Bless
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