Category: Symbols of the U. S. Government

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 […]

Liberty Bell

Cast in London, England in 1752, the Liberty Bell rang when the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. It has become a symbol of free­dom in the United States and the world. The bell weighs about 2,000 pounds and is made mostly of copper and tin. Made for the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence […]

Statue of Liberty

Located on Liberty Island in New York, at 151 feet tall (305 feet including base and pedestal), the Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom throughout the world. It was certainly that for millions of immigrants who came to America in the 19th century seeking refuge, freedom, and opportunity. The Statue of Liberty’s formal name is Liberty […]