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  • Lincoln Memorial Research Paper

    THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL The Lincoln Memorial is a ceremonious monument located in Washington‚ D.C.‚ which was built in honor of the 16th president of the United States‚ Abraham Lincoln‚ and of "the virtues of tolerance‚ honesty‚ and constancy in the human spirit." The memorial‚ which was designed by Henry Bacon‚ was inspired by the Athenian Parthenon‚ and its structure was erected along the banks of River Potomac. The Lincoln Memorial is comprised of thirty six columns made of Colorado marble. Each

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  • Lincoln Memorial

    The Lincoln Memorial‚ designed after the temples of ancient Greece‚ is America’s foremost memorial to the 16th president. It is an example of neoclassical architecture. The building is in the form of a Greek temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. Setting on the National Mall‚ the monument stands as the nation’s tribute to one of their greatest leaders. It took from 1901 to 1914 for construction to begin. Everything in the monument has some sort of meaning to it. Lincoln

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    The Lincoln Memorial and its Greco-Roman Architecture Greece and Rome can be known to the world as one of the most famous civilizations that lived‚ Greece specifically being one of the cultural foundations of western civilization to most historians. They thrived with culture‚ had rulers who influenced some of the decisions that we have made today (like not using a tyranny‚ but a democracy for government) and because of that Greco Roman architecture has always been viewed as the most recognizable

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  • Lincoln Memorial

    Experiencing the Lincoln Memorial/Angel of Truth Freeing a Slave After personally experiencing the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.‚ my outlook on our nation’s past broadened and I understood the history that had happened at the monument. Only 7 p.m. and the sun had already set for the evening. Being in front of the massive white steps was nothing like seeing it on TV or in a magazine. First of all‚ the place was crowded with many numerous diverse people from around the world. It was difficult

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  • Lincoln Memorial

    The Lincoln Memorial‚ designed after the temples of ancient Greece‚ is significant as America’s foremost memorial to their 16th president‚ as a totally original example of neoclassical architecture‚ and as the formal terminus to the extended National Mall in accordance with the McMillan Plan for the monumental core of Washington.[2] Demands for a fitting memorial had been voiced since the time of Lincoln’s death. In 1867‚ Congress heeded these demands and passed the first of many bills incorporating

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  • Native American Memorial

    design of the monument and where the monument will be located. Before the design of a memorial can be thought out‚ people must first decide what to memorialize. Because memorials are meant to represent the most important things‚ the memorials subject must have some significance.

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  • Memorial and Monument

    in. People wont want to learn about or see something that has no historical significance. For example‚ the Lincoln Memorial is a very famous monument. One of the main reasons for that is because of how historically significant President Lincoln was and still is today. People go and see that monument because of the significance of it and how they feel when they are there. Since President Lincoln is so important to our country it makes his monument much more successful. Secondly‚ if you build a monument

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  • Lincoln vs King

    most powerful and emotional speeches ever given in American history. Lincoln’s speech delivered against the backdrop of the bloodstained battlefield of fallen brothers and King’s given one hundred years later beneath the watchful eyes of the Lincoln Memorial contain some striking similarities and contrasts. The two speeches both begin with references to important dates in history. Lincoln’s “four score and seven years ago“ made reference to the signing of the Declaration of Independence and King

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  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It commemorates all men and women‚ who have died in military service for the United States. Memorial Day has become less of an occasion of remembrance. Today‚ many communities celebrate the observance of this holiday by organizing parades and official ceremonies that honor those that have fallen. Americans also honor soldiers by visiting cemeteries and national monuments and other memorials by placing flowers and flags on graves. Others honor the

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  • Vietnam Memorial Analysis

    When I visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington‚ D.C.‚ I was struck with an immense feeling of patriotism and gratitude for these soldiers that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. While I was walking through the dark-tiled pathway‚ the solemn environment gave me a chance to reflect on the lives and services of these great men and women. I imagined them fighting in an unknown land for the freedom of people they would never meet‚ the thousands of dead and wounded strewn across the battlefield

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