It's All American by Meg Chorlian

By Meg Chorlian

The Statue of Liberty. the celebs and Stripes. the freedom Bell. Arlington nationwide Cemetery. The Bald Eagle. the nice Seal. Uncle Sam. Mount Rushmore. The White condo. "The Star-Spangled Banner." The announcement of Independence. From huge, immense monuments to recognized gadgets to patriotic songs, there is rather a variety of symbols that trap the spirit and id of the us. during this booklet, we take a patriotic examine what makes us American and the way those nationwide symbols have advanced through the years.

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Army. ” for United States, but soon his workers joked that the initials really stood for “Uncle Sam” Wilson. S. government. The famous political cartoonist, Thomas Nast, was the first to draw Uncle Sam with whiskers in 1869. M. Flagg who gave Uncle Sam his now-familiar tall, thin, and serious look. S. ” 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue When President John Adams moved into the White House (called the President’s House then) on November 1, 1800, it was cold and drafty, and some of the rooms and stairs were not finished.

S National Mall. Singer Marian Anderson, when denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall because she was black, performed an open-air concert there on Easter Sunday in 1939. Civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. , made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech there in 1963. Today the Lincoln Memorial is not just a place that honors one of America’s greatest presidents. It also is a stage where the ideals of equality, democracy, and free speech are celebrated. Mount Rushmore With 11-foot eyes and 20-foot noses, the 60-foot-tall faces on Mount Rushmore are truly enormous.

In 1897, the Library of Congress went into the first of its three new buildings. The first of seven separate buildings with office space for the House of Representatives and the Senate were constructed nearby. The Supreme Court moved into its own building in 1935. Most recently, a new underground Capitol Visitor Center was completed. , is called the Capitol Complex, or Capitol Hill. In addition to being the headquarters of Congress, the Capitol displays an impressive collection of American art, from murals and paintings to sculptures and hand-painted corridors.

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