Usa Monuments and Symbols

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USA Monuments and Symbols

Table of Contents

Introduction...…..………………………………………………………...page 2

Historical Monuments
The Statue of Liberty………………………………………………..……..page 3 The White House…………..……..………………………………...……...page 4 The Pentagon…………………………………………………………..…..page 6

Geographical Monuments
Yellowstone National Park…………………………………………………page 8 The Grand Canyon……………………………………………………….....page 9

Symbols
Flag of the United States………………………………...………………….page 10 Bald Eagle………………….………………….…………………………....page 10

Conclusion…………………………………...……….…….………………page 11

Bibliography……………………………….……………………………....page 14

Introduction

I have chosen “USA Monuments and Symbols” theme, because, from my point of view, it is an interesting topic. When you go to a foreign country, it is very well to know something about the history of the region, about its monuments, its symbols and its traditions.

The United States of America are worldwide known for being a great economical, political and military power and for being the most representative example of democracy in the world. They managed to accomplish in a matter of hundreds of years what others could not in thousands of years and all these even if they don’t have such an amazing culture as other countries, but the beauty of the ‘Kingdom’ is one to envy and praise and their monuments and symbols are true works of art.

From the beginning, I wanted to describe some of the most representative buildings and creations of the nature from the USA. Everyone heard about this “New World” discovered by Cristofor Coloumb and everyone from all over the world came here to also discover the so-called “American-Dream”. Thus, America became the most wealthy and powerful country in the world, with a lot of extraordinaries traditions. The United States of America also have such great landforms and strange climat variation that makes this country so interesting. The Americans have known how to show their natural potential, to restore the old monuments and symbols and to create new ones.

The Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty, formally LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD, the colossal statue on Liberty Island in the Upper Bay of New York Harbour - U.S., commemorates the friendship of the people of the United States and France. Standing 92 m high including its pedestal, it represents a woman holding a torch in her raised right hand and a tablet bearing the date July 4, 1776, in her left, proclaiming liberty. An elevator rises to the balcony level, and a spiral staircase leads to an observation platform in the figure’s crown. A plaque at the pedestal’s entrance is inscribed with a sonnet, “The New Colossus”-1883, by Emma Lazarus.

The statue was constructed of copper sheets, hammered into shape by hand and assembled over a framework of four gigantic steel supports, designed by Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. In 1885 the completed statue, 151 feet 1 in high and weighing 225 tones, was disassembled and shipped to New York City. The pedestal, designed by American architect Richard Morris Hunt and built within the walls of Ft. Wood on Bedloe’s Island, was completed later. The statue, mounted on its pedestal, was dedicated by President Cleveland on October 28, 1886. In the mid 1980’s the statue was repaired and restored by both American and French workers for a centennial celebration held in July 1986.

The statue, also known as “Lady Liberty”, has been a symbol of welcome to arriving immigrants, who could see the statue when they got close to arriving at their new home or destination. The interior of the statue used to be open to visitors.

The White House

White House, formerly EXECUTIVE MANSION (1818-1902), official residence of the president of the U.S. , at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. . The White House and its landscaped grounds occupy 7.2 hectares of ground.

In 1791 a...
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