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American Symbols & Icons
George Washington George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. He was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. We celebrate his birthday on February 22 with a holiday.
Quiz What monument was built in honor of his memory? Where is this monument?
Answer Washington Monument Washington D.C.
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest- tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty was a gift from _________? She is a symbol of hope and freedom for immigrants coming to America.
Event at which a gift from France to the US was conceived: Dinner Party Date: 1865 Location: Glatigny, France (near Versailles) Host: Edouard-Rene Lefebvre de Laboulaye (1811-83) Honored Guest: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (As accounted by Bartholdi in 1885 - ref: Trachtenberg) Date Construction of the Statue began in France: 1875 Title of Statue: "Liberty Enlightening the World" Sculptor: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Bartholdi's Military Rank: Quartermaster to a force of five thousand soldiers Bartholdi's Commander at Autun during Franco-Prussian War in 1870: Giuseppe Garibaldi (FS1986) Statue Facts
Sculptor: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Bartholdi's Military Rank: Quartermaster to a force of five thousand soldiers Bartholdi's Commander at Autun during Franco-Prussian War in 1870: Giuseppe Garibaldi (FS1986) Structural Engineer: Gustave Eiffel Method of Fabrication: Repousse Process Statue completed in Paris: June 1884 Statue presented to America by the people of France: July 4, 1884 Statue dismantled and shipped to US: Early 1885 1885 Transport Ship: French frigate "Isere" Number of individual pieces shipped to US: 350 Number of crates required: 214 Statue Facts
Statue Pedestal Largest 19th century Concrete Structure in the US - Statue of Liberty Pedestal 27,000 tons, 13,300 cubic yards. Below grade: 53 feet deep, 91 feet square at the bottom, 65 feet square at the level of the original Fort Wood. The pedestal above grade is constructed of concrete walls from eight to nineteen feet in thickness that continue the battered line of the truncated pyramidal foundation, tapering from 65 feet square at grade to 43 feet at the foot of the statue with a central opening 27 feet square. Date of Final Assembly of statue & pedestal: 1886
Abraham Lincoln Our sixteenth president He issued the Emancipation Proclomation He was assassinated in 1865 by ___________ Birthday Feb. 12
Quiz What was built in honor of Abraham Lincoln? Where is it?
ANSWER Lincoln Memorial Washington D.C.
Liberty Bell Rung July 8, 1776 to proclaim the United States freedom from Britain Cracked in 1835
Quiz Where is the Liberty Bell on display?
ANSWER Independence Hall Philadelphia
Bald Eagle Symbol bird of the United States Represents traits of courage, strength, and independence
4 th of July Declaration was signed on this day 1776 Birthday of the United States Fireworks are in remembrance of the Battle of 1812 when Francis Scott Key wrote the Star- Spangled Banner
QUIZ Why do we celebrate using fireworks?
ANSWER Fireworks are in remembrance of the Battle of 1812 when Francis Scott Key wrote the Star- Spangled Banner
Declaration of Independence Written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the Second Continental Congress Led to the Revolutionary War Declared the United States FREE from England
QUIZ In what year was the declaration written?
United States Constitution Oldest set of laws used today. Contains the Bill of Rights Written September 18, 1787 and ratified a year later.
Pledge of Allegiance I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation under God, Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice, for All.
Star-Spangled Banner Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed by the twilight's last gleaming Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
American Flag 13 Stripes- representing the original 13 colonies 50 Stars – representing the 50 states More Red stripes than white stripes because red is the first color stripe on the flag.
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