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Eighth Grade Trip to Washington D.C and NY


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  • 1. My Trip To Washington DC + New York By: Jordyn April 26, 2007
  • 2. The Washington Monument
    • This monument was built two different times because the first time they didn’t have enough money to finish it. (1848-1884)
    • The monument is two different colors because of the different stones used in the building of it.
  • 3. The White House
    • Built between 1792- 1800.
    • Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington DC.
    • First named The Executive Mansion, but was changed to The White House in 1901.
  • 4. George Washington's House
    • This house is still standing from when George Washington lived in it. Located in Virginia, George died in this house with his wife at his side.
    • The backyard has a great view.
  • 5. Iwo Jima
    • February 23, 1945 this flag was raised in Iwo Jima. It symbolizes that the Marines had secured the island of Iwo Jima. 21,000 people died during this war.
  • 6. Capitol Building
    • The inside of the capitol was more interesting than the outside. So I didn’t take any pictures of the outside. The artwork and the chandeliers are over a hundred years old.
  • 7. The Smithsonian Museum
    • This museum was founded in 1846. It is the Largest museum in the world.
    • This is the Harry Winston Diamond. It is one of the largest blue diamonds in the world.
  • 8. Library of Congress
    • This library has more books than any other library in the world.
    • Established by an act of congress in 1800.
    • There are over 130 million items held in this library.
  • 9. Arlington Cemetery
    • Largest cemetery in the United States.
    • 624 acres and more than 260,000 veterans, their dependents and political leaders are buried here.
  • 10. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • In 1921 a soldier that died in France during World War I was interred in the tomb.
    • It also holds remains of soldiers that died in battle during WWI, WWII, Korean War, and The Vietnam War
  • 11. New York City
  • 12. Ground Zero
    • This is a view that I took of ground zero. They are now building a memorial on it called the Freedom Tower.
  • 13. The Statue Of Liberty
    • This statue was first built in France and they moved her to the United States in 1886.
    • It represents the freedom throughout the world.