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20 american monuments 20 american monuments Presentation Transcript

  • 20 AmericanMonumentsJeremy Hilliard(Period 3)
  • The White House• It was constructed from 1792-1800.• It was built to house the many Presidents of the United States.• It still serves as a home to the President and is national sign of leadership.
  • Lincoln Memorial• It was built from 1912 - 1922.• It was built to honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.• It still stands today to remind America about him.
  • Grand Canyon• It was preserved as a U.S. National Monument on January 9, 1908.• It was preserved by President Roosevelt for his love of the area and the game there.• Today, it is a symbol of beauty and magnificence.
  • Half-Dome• It was made accessible in 1865.• The path up to the top was made so that people could challenge themselves by climbing it.• Today it is seen as a harsh, yet rewarding recreational challenge.
  • Old Faithful• Discovered by Washburn-Langford- Doane Expedition members on September 18, 1870.• It was preserved for it’s beauty and its “faithful” timing of water gusts.• It is major tourist attraction today, which might be why Yellowstone is the most popular U.S. National Park.
  • Rainbow Bridge• It was made public to America in 1909.• It became a National landmark after President Taft viewed it.• It is a beautiful sight in the eyes of both Americans and the Native Americans that once lived there.
  • Empire State Building• It was built from 1929-1931.• It was in a competition with the Chrysler Building and another to create the world’s tallest skyscraper.• Today, it reminds Americans of the power their country has in industry.
  • Mt. Saint Helens• Became a national monument in 1982.• It was made a national monument after the 1980 eruption.• It reminds people today of the tragic eruption in 1980.
  • Mount Rushmore• The monument was built from 1927-1941.• It was made to commemorate 150 years of America.• It reminds people today of the Presidents that are celebrated in this monument.
  • Jefferson Memorial• It was constructed from 1939-1943.• It was made to honor the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.• It still stands today to remind Americans about him.
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield Memorial Site• It was preserved on January 29, 1879.• It was made to commemorate the 7th Calvary Troopers that died in the Battle of Little Bighorn.• It reminds people today of that battle and all that died in it.
  • Devil’s Tower• Theodore Roosevelt made it a National Monument on September 24, 1906.• It was made a National Monument for its unique characteristics.• It still holds a place in Indian folklore as well as American minds.
  • Homestead Monument• It was made a National Monument on October 15, 1966.• It commemorated for the passage of the Homestead Act.• It reminds people today of the effects the Homestead Act on America.
  • Fort Sumter• It was made a National Monument on April 28, 1948.• It was made a monument to commemorate where the fighting in the Civil War began.• It stands as a symbol of the Civil War today.
  • Giant Sequoia Monument• Made a National Monument by Bill Clinton’s Presidential Proclamation on April 25, 2000.• It was made a monument to preserve the natural beauty of the Giant Sequoias.• Some stand today, very tall and majestic.
  • USS Arizona Memorial• It was dedicated in 1962.• It was to commemorate those who lost their lives on the USS Arizona in the Pearl Harbor attacks.• It reminds people of WW2 and the events that lead to it.
  • White Sands Monument• It was made a National Monument on January 18, 1933.• It was made to be a National Park that was accessible all year.• It is very popular today for its unique environment.
  • George WashingtonBirthplace Monument• It was made into a National Monument in 1931.• It was preserved to honor President Washington.• This place reminds Americans of their great first leader.
  • Buck Island Reef Monument• It was made a National Monument on December 28, 1961.• It was preserved for the various marine gardens and ocean wonders.• It is because of these facts that it is wildly popular.
  • Fort McHenry• It was made a National Monument on August 11, 1939.• It was made a monument to honor the fighting during the War of 1812 and the creation of our national anthem.• It reminds people today of how our anthem was created and the battles fought with the fort.
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