*    By: Alicia Boursaw
*                                                                       *Who made the first flag?                         ...
*Our national birdOfficially recognized in 1782Not actually bald                         Parry, American Bald Eagle, Ja...
**First published July 6, 1916*1917-1918: 4 million copies printed*Named after Samuel Wilson                              ...
*     Shubert Ciencia, The White House (Washington DC), August 11, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.*Presiden...
**A gift from France*Dedicated on October 28, 1886*Icon for freedom, liberty, and democracy*Statue of Liberty Enlightening...
*                                                                      *Fixed 3 times                                     ...
*                                                           *Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                                   ...
*                                                                *Approved June 20, 1782                                  ...
*                                                                         *Also called Washington’s                       ...
**July 4, 1776:Declaration of Independence passed*Celebrates our independence*Today: fireworks and parties                ...
*        Stephencole2, Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, March 1, 2010 via Wikipedia, Public ...
*                                                             *Celebrates Martin Luther                                   ...
*                                                                                 *Decoration Day                         ...
**1st Monday in September*Celebrates achievements of American workers*Federal holiday in 1894*Today: parades, parties, ath...
**The U.S. has many famous symbols*They are important parts of our culture*The holidays are important as well*Holidays cel...
**   http://www.usflag.org/history/flagevolution.html*   http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle9.html*   http://www.loc....
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Symbols and Holidays of the United States

  1. 1. * By: Alicia Boursaw
  2. 2. * *Who made the first flag? * Betsy Ross or Francis Hopkinson? * Flag Act passed in 1777 * 13 stripes and 13 stars *Today’s Flag: * 13 stripes and 50 starsAndee Duncan, Stars and Stripes, April 14, 2008 via Flickr, CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial.
  3. 3. *Our national birdOfficially recognized in 1782Not actually bald Parry, American Bald Eagle, January 30, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.
  4. 4. **First published July 6, 1916*1917-1918: 4 million copies printed*Named after Samuel Wilson Jeanot, Uncle Sam (pointing finger), September 27, 2005 via Wikipedia, Public Domain.
  5. 5. * Shubert Ciencia, The White House (Washington DC), August 11, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.*President’s house*1600 Pennsylvania Avenue*1800: John Adams moved in*132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 8 staircases.
  6. 6. **A gift from France*Dedicated on October 28, 1886*Icon for freedom, liberty, and democracy*Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World Adam Fagen, Statue of Liberty, July 24, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike.
  7. 7. * *Fixed 3 times *Finally left the bell cracked *It rang for: * First reading of the Declaration of Independence.Tony the Misfit, Philadelphia: “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout theland”, April 18, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
  8. 8. * *Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *Declaration of Independence and Constitution written *Housed the Liberty Bell *Known as Philadelphia State HouseHarshLight, Independence Hall, July 16, 2006 via Flickr,Creative Commons Attribution.
  9. 9. * *Approved June 20, 1782 *Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson *Found on one dollar bill *“Out of many, one”PatriciaR, US Great Seal-Observe, September 5, Ipankonin, US Great Seal Reverse, January 25, 2008 via2008 via Wikipedia, Public Domain. Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike.
  10. 10. * *Also called Washington’s Birthday *3rd Monday of February *1885: Became a federal holiday *Now celebrates Abraham Lincoln as wellRobert Huffstutter, Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of GeorgeWashington, September 8, 2009 via Flickr, Creative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial.
  11. 11. **July 4, 1776:Declaration of Independence passed*Celebrates our independence*Today: fireworks and parties Kevin Myers, Spirit of ’76, February 9, 2005 via Wikipedia, Public Domain.
  12. 12. * Stephencole2, Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, March 1, 2010 via Wikipedia, Public Domain.*September 17th*Celebrates creation of the U.S. Constitution*Constitution signed September 17, 1787
  13. 13. * *Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth *3rd Monday in January *He was a civil rights leadercaboindex, Martin Luther King, August 20, 2007 via Flickr,Creative Commons Attribution. *Also known as Civil Rights Day
  14. 14. * *Decoration Day *Remembrance for soldiers who have died *Last Monday in May *Ceremony at Arlington NationalChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Photo from Arlington National Cemetery, CemeteryMay 31, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
  15. 15. **1st Monday in September*Celebrates achievements of American workers*Federal holiday in 1894*Today: parades, parties, athletic events bluekdesign, Fort Calhoun Band, September 7, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Atrribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.
  16. 16. **The U.S. has many famous symbols*They are important parts of our culture*The holidays are important as well*Holidays celebrate important events and people
  17. 17. ** http://www.usflag.org/history/flagevolution.html* http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle9.html* http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm015.html* http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/history* http://www.nps.gov/stli/historyculture/* http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/liberty/01_history_01.jsp* http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/36liberty/36setting.htm* http://www.libertyskids.com/arch_where_indepen.html* http://www.nps.gov/inde/historyculture/* http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/seal.html* http://www.homeofheroes.com/hallofheroes/1st_floor/flag/1bfc_seal.html* http://www.patriotism.org/washingtons_birthday/* http://www.history.com/topics/july-4th* http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/ConstitutionDay.htm* http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/bhm/bio/king_m.htm* http://www.patriotism.org/mlk/* http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html* http://www.history.com/topics/memorial-day-history* http://www.history.com/topics/labor-day* http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm

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