Category: Symbols of the U. S. Government

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 […]

Jefferson Memorial

Located in Washington, D. C., the Jefferson Memorial honors Thomas Jefferson– author of the Declaration of Independence, first Secretary of State, and third President of the United States. The memorial stands as a symbol and reminder to the things that Jefferson wanted for his country–equality, education, liberty, freedom, and independence. The memorial is built along […]