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United States Symbols And Government

United States Symbols And Government






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    • United States Symbols and Government
      • Mrs. Briggs
      • Grade 2
    • Symbols
      • The United States flag has 13 stripes. Each stripe stands for one of the 13 original colonies.
    • Symbols
      • The flag also has 50 stars that stand for the 50 states in the United States.
    • Symbols
      • Our national bird is the bald eagle.
    • Symbols
      • The Liberty Bell is a symbol of our country’s independence from England. It hangs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Symbols
      • The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of our country’s freedom. It was given to us by France.
    • Symbols
      • The Statue of Liberty’s crown has seven spikes. Each spike represents one of the Earth’s seven continents and seven seas.
    • Symbols
      • Broken chains lie under the statue’s feet. They represent the chains of slavery being crushed by freedom.
    • Symbols
      • Uncle Sam is a symbol of the strength and dedication of our government leaders.
    • Government
      • There are 3 branches to the U.S. government:
        • the executive
        • the legislative
        • the judicial.
    • Government
      • The executive branch makes sure the laws work and that people obey them. The president is the head of the executive branch .
    • Government
      • Our current president is Barack Obama.
    • Government
      • The judicial branch interprets the laws, or figures out what they mean. Judges are part of the judicial branch.
    • Government
      • The legislative branch is called Congress. Congress makes the laws, or rules, that all U.S. citizens must follow.
    • Government
      • Our nation’s capital is Washington, D.C.
    • Government
      • The White House is located in Washington, D.C. The president of the United States lives and works there.