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By Lyudmila Nickolayenko US National Symbols
The Statue of Liberty The White House The Bald Eagle The Liberty Bell Uncle Sam The Gateway Arch The Mount Rashmore The Golden Gate Bridge The National Flower: Rose Contents
The Statue of Liberty Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy. From her heel to the top of head her head is 111feet 1inch (33.86m).
The White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room, East Wing, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which houses the executive offices of the President and Vice President.
The Bald Eagle The National Symbol of the USA, the bald eagle is the only eagle unique to North America.. The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent. The eagle represents freedom.
The Liberty Bell "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof "- Liberty Bell Inscription A chime that changed the world occurred on July 8, 1776, when the Liberty Bell rang out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning citizens to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon. The bell weighs about 2000 pounds and hangs from what is believed to be its original yoke, made from American elm, also known as slippery elm.
Uncle Sam Uncle Sam is a common national personification of the American government originally used during the War of 1812. He is depicted as a stern elderly man with white hair and a goatee beard. Typically he is dressed in clothing that recalls the design elements of the flag of the United States.
The Gateway Arch Gateway Arch -- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis Missouri is a magnificent monument to Westward expansion. The Gateway Arch was designed by architect Eero Saarinen. The Gateway Arch is America's tallest monument at 630 feet.
The Mount Rashmore Mount Rushmore memorializes the birth, growth, preservation and development of the United States of America. Between 1927 and 1941, Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the 60-foot busts of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history.
The Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges, with its tremendous towers, sweeping cables and great span. The 1.7 mile long span crosses the Golden Gate strait. Standing 220 feet off of the water, the highest point of the bridge is 746 feet and some of the foundations are 110 feet under water. Rather than carbon black and steel gray the Golden Gate Bridge has always been painted orange vermilion, deemed "International Orange." because that color blends well with the span's natural setting.
The National Flower The rose is a symbol of love and beauty (as well as war and politics) the world over. Each of the 50 states has also adopted an official state flower (see state flowers list), including the rose in New York, the Oklahoma rose in Oklahoma, Cherokee rose in Georgia, and the wild prairie rose in Iowa and North Dakota).
The Washington Monument The Washington Monument is an obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first U.S. president, General George Washington. The monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk, standing 555 feet 51⁄8 inches (169.294 m).
The Lincoln Memorial The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, “The Gettysburg Address” and his “Second Inaugural Address”.