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 […]
Category: Symbols of the U. S. Government
Directions: Ben went out for a walk between sessions at the Constitutional Convention. He wandered a little too far and got lost. He has a meeting at Independence Hall in half an hour. Help Ben find the way back.
Directions: The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. It represents the official first step toward the separation of the 13 colonies from the control of Great Britain. The document was written by Thomas Jefferson. In it, Jefferson wrote, "We hold these truths to be […]
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 […]
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 […]