The  Washington  Monument By Krista, Shandee and Bryan
Description <ul><li>The Washington Monument is a four-sided stone structure with a pyramid top  </li></ul><ul><li>The Wash...
Location <ul><li>The Washington Monument is located in Washington, DC. </li></ul>
Important  Facts <ul><li>On July 4, 1848 the first cornerstone was laid.  </li></ul><ul><li>On December 6, 1884, the 3,300...
How it Became a Symbol <ul><li>The Washington Monument was built to   honor our first President and the Father of our Coun...
What Does this Symbol Mean to You? <ul><li>We conducted a survey to find out what different people thought about the Washi...
What They Said… “ The Washington Monument is an important American Symbol and it represents strength and power.”  - Mr. Sm...
What We Learned <ul><li>We learned a lot from the survey but mostly we learned that not everyone feels the same way, and t...
It Should Be Selected   <ul><li>Our group believes that the Washington Monument should be selected to go on the new $250.0...
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  1. 1. The Washington Monument By Krista, Shandee and Bryan
  2. 2. Description <ul><li>The Washington Monument is a four-sided stone structure with a pyramid top </li></ul><ul><li>The Washington Monument is over 555 feet high and is one of the tallest structures in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Fifty flags surround its base symbolizing the 50 states. </li></ul><ul><li>It was designed by Robert Mills. </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors can take an elevator to the top observation room where they can see the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the Capitol building. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>The Washington Monument is located in Washington, DC. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Important Facts <ul><li>On July 4, 1848 the first cornerstone was laid. </li></ul><ul><li>On December 6, 1884, the 3,300-pound capstone was placed at the top. </li></ul><ul><li>The official dedication occurred on the day before George Washington's birthday in 1885. </li></ul><ul><li>On October 9, 1888, the Washington Monument was officially opened to the general public. </li></ul><ul><li>The project cost a total of $1,187,710. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How it Became a Symbol <ul><li>The Washington Monument was built to honor our first President and the Father of our Country, George Washington. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1783, the Revolutionary War ended and the Continental Congress decided to honor General Washington by building an equestrian statue of him. </li></ul><ul><li>But it was never built while he was President. Although the Continental Congress had good intentions, the first President retired without a tribute. </li></ul><ul><li>A group of private citizens from Washington, D.C., decided to fix this and on September 26, 1833, formed the Washington National Monument Society. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Does this Symbol Mean to You? <ul><li>We conducted a survey to find out what different people thought about the Washington Monument as an American symbol. We surveyed both children and adults. </li></ul><ul><li>We showed each person we surveyed a picture of the Washington Monument and asked them, “What does this American symbol mean to you?” And “Do you think it is an important American Symbol?” </li></ul>
  7. 7. What They Said… “ The Washington Monument is an important American Symbol and it represents strength and power.” - Mr. Smith “ The Washington Monument represents greatness. It is a very important American symbol.” - Kevin The Washington Monument represents George Washington our first President so of course it is very important to our country.” – Sarah “ The Washington Monument represents America and our freedoms. It is one of our most important American symbols.” - Mrs. Houston The Washington Monument means a lot of tax payer dollars wasted. The cost to refurbish it is not worth keeping it. We don’t need as many symbols as we have. The flag is enough.” - Mr. Quinn The Washington Monument represents how our country stands above the rest. It is a very import symbol to Americans.” - Miss Lew
  8. 8. What We Learned <ul><li>We learned a lot from the survey but mostly we learned that not everyone feels the same way, and that symbols mean different things to different people. </li></ul><ul><li>We are glad that the United States is a free country. We have the right to say what we want and we are free to have different opinions. We don’t all have to agree or feel the same way. A symbol that means one thing to you, can mean something different to me and that is ok. </li></ul>
  9. 9. It Should Be Selected <ul><li>Our group believes that the Washington Monument should be selected to go on the new $250.00 bill because: </li></ul><ul><li>Our survey showed that many different kinds of people thought the Washington Monument was a very important American symbol. </li></ul>It watches over our country’s capitol, Washington D.C. Since the new bill will be honoring the birth of our country, we should select a symbol that represents our country’s very beginning like the Washington Monument, which represents our very first President.

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