Category: Symbols of the U. S. Government

Lincoln Memorial

Located on the National Mall in Washington, D. C., the Lincoln Memorial honors Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln was president dur­ing the Civil War (1861-65). The memorial symbolizes his belief that all people should be free. The theme of the building represents the Union. The columns surrounding the walls stand […]

Independence Hall

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Independence Hall was built between 1732 and 1756 as the State House or capitol. At this building, colonial leaders met to plan the future of the new nation. Many of the most important documents in U. S. history were written at Independence Hall. The Declaration of Independence was adopted here on […]