United States Landmarks
Introduction of the White House Official residence of the President of the United States1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DCHome of all the Presidents, except George WashingtonConstruction of the White House began on October 13, 1792
Introduction Continued During the War of 1812, the White House was set on fire and rebuilt in 1817The White House sits on 18 acresThe President’s office is called, “The Oval Office”
Washington MonumentWashington D.C. Built to remember our 1st president, George Washington.Honors George Washington as the Father of Our Country. It is about 555 feet tall and has a pointed top.
Lincoln MemorialWashington D.C. Built to remember Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president. Honors his work to end slavery.A 19 foot statue that shows President Lincoln sitting in a chair.
Jefferson Memorial Built to remember our 3rd president, Thomas Jefferson.President Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence. Built the plantation, Monticello.
Introduction of the Statue of Liberty It is located on Bedloe Island (Liberty Island) and rises above the New York HarborShe was a gift of friendship from FranceThe statue was sculpted by Frédéric-Auguste BartholdiLady Liberty was shipped in 350 pieces across the Atlantic Ocean
Statue of Liberty Facts 354 stairs to the top25 windows in her crown7 spikes represent each continentMade of copperWeighs 450,000 pounds 151 ft tall$270,000 to createTook 9 years to buildRequired 250 crates to ship to U.S.Based on a woman’s shoe size, her size is 879
Statue of LibertyNew York City The seven spikes on the crown represent the light of liberty shining on the seven seas and continents.The torch stands for lighting the way to freedom.The tablet shows the date the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Liberty BellPennsylvania Rang in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed.Rang for many years until it cracked in 1835.You can see the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
Mount RushmoreSouth Dakota Honors George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.Faces are about 60 feet tall.About 400 workers help build the monument.