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  • 1. AMERICAN ICONS
  • 2. THE U.S.A.
  • 3. STARS AND STRIPES – THE AMERICAN FLAG  The flag of the United States is red, white, and blue.  The fifty stars represent the fifty states.  The thirteen red and white stripes represent the first thirteen colonies.
  • 4. GEORGE WASHINGTON  George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. He was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. We celebrate his birthday on February 22 with a holiday.
  • 5. ABRAHAM LINCOLN  Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. He was assassinated (killed) in 1865. We celebrate his birthday on February 12 with a holiday.  Abraham Lincoln is remembered every day with his picture on the United States Penny and on the Five Dollar Bill.
  • 6. THE BALD EAGLE  The Bald Eagle is the symbol bird of the United States of America. The Bald Eagle represents the traits of courage, independence, and strength. It is a large eagle with white-feathered head and neck.  The Bald Eagle appears on most of its official seals, including the Seal of the President of the United States.
  • 7.  The Liberty Bell is the bell of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was rung on July 8, 1776 to proclaim the independence of the United States of America from England. It cracked in 1835. THE LIBERTY BELL
  • 8.  The Statue of Liberty is one of the best known American landmarks. It was a gift to the United States from France to commemorate their alliance during the American Revolution. It is located in the New York harbor near Ellis Island. The statue welcomed new immigrants to the United States who entered the country through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954.  The statue is 111 feet, 1 inch tall and made from 225 tons of copper.  It was given to the people of the United States by France on July 4, 1884 to commemorate the 100 anniversary of the American Revolution. It was dedicated on October 28, 1886. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
  • 9.  The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. This is the birthday of the United States of America. It is generally referred to as "Independence Day." It is usually celebrated with fireworks displays. Fireworks that represent a battle during the War of 1812. Francis Scott Keys was observing a battle during the War of 1812 when he wrote the Star-Spangled Banner, the National Anthem. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  • 10. Star-Spangled Banner, the National Anthem HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=YB_YVXDYB9S

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