A Timeline of American Symbols

Report
By: Joseph Kenski
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Signed by 56 men
“For the support of this
declaration, with the
firm reliance on the
protection of the Divine
Providence, we
mutually pledge to each
other our lives, our
fortunes, and our sacred
honor.”
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The Flag represents our
country
In 1818 the Flag was
defined as having 13
stripes and one star for
each state
Red for hardiness and
valor
White for purity and
innocence
Blue for vigilance,
justice and perseverance
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The Eagle represents
freedom
Chosen for long life,
great strength, and its
majestic look
Used on the Great
Seal of the US and
many states, as well as
on money
The national bird
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1600 Pennsylvania
Ave. in DC
Recognized as the
symbol for the
President, the
President’s
administration, and
the U.S
Jefferson was the first
President to live there
for his entire term.
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The National Anthem
Written by Francis
Scott Key after the
bombardment of Ft
McHenry by the
British during the War
of 1812
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A tribute to our first
President, George
Washington
The most prominent
attraction in D.C.,
with a view of the
entire Capitol
555’ 5-1/8” tall
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A gift from France to
show international
friendship
Now symbolizes
freedom and
democracy
She sits on Liberty
Island, near Ellis
Island
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Washington, Jefferson,
Teddy Roosevelt and
Lincoln
60 feet high granite
faces in South Dakota
These men were chosen
to represent the first 150
years of American
history and America’s
cultural heritage.
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Atop Mt Suribachi
Used to sculpt the
Marine Corps War
Memorial
Represents courage
and honor of the
American Nation
This photo won the
1945 Pulitzer Prize for
Photography
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Apollo 11’s Neil
Armstrong and Buzz
Aldrin
Considered the major
accomplishment in
the history of space
exploration
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Armstrong, N. (1969). Aldrin Salutes the US Flag. Retrieved from
www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/ap11ann/kippsphotos/ap
ollo.html
Jensen, D. (2007). White House North Face. Retrieved from
www.whitehousemuseum.org/residence.html
Miller, A. (c. 1829). Battle at Fort McHenry. Retrieved from
http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/tucker/strusky_m/webquests/
VUS6_madisonmonroe/war1812.html
Rosenthal, J. (1945). Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Retrieved from
www.iwojima.com/raising/lflage2.gif
South Dakota Department of Tourism. (2012). Mount Rushmore.
Retrieved from www.travelsd.com/Attractions/Mount-Rushmore
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State Symbols USA. (n.d.). United States Seal. Retrieved From
www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/USA_Seal.html
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, INC. (n.d.). Statue
of Liberty. Retrieved from
www.statueofliberty.org/statue_of_liberty_picture_05.html
Streufert, D. (2005). The First United States Flag. Retrieved from
www.usflag.org/history/the13starflag.html
Trumbal, J. (1819). Declaration of Independence. Retrieved From
www.barefootsworld.net/doi1776.html
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