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Democracy and the symbols that represent our goverment.

Democracy and the symbols that represent our goverment.


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  • The Flag is one our of national symbols. It symbolizes freedom and is used to celebrate several holidays such as Veterans Day, Flag Day and it is flown at half mast when someone passes per issue of the president.
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    • 1. Democracy
      How the Government Works
    • 2. American Flag
      The Flag is the symbol that represent freedom to our country. This symbol is used to celebrate several holidays such as Veterans Day and Flag Day. The flag is also flown at half mast by order of the president when some one passes or a great tragedy has happen.
    • 3. American Flag
      As previously mentioned you can see what an important symbol the flag is to our society as other flags are important to other countries and societies.
    • 4. George Washington
      This portrait of our first president is also a symbol of the fight for freedom-The American Revolution. Symbols stir emotions in the viewer and mean something to the country as a whole.
    • 5. Banners
      Banners are another political symbol that are used during holidays and political campaigns.
    • 6. Fireworks
      Fireworks are used to celebrate the 4th of July. What would their significance be to this holiday?
    • 7. American Flag
      Why do we say the pledge of allegiance to the flag? Why is this symbol so important to the American people?
    • 8. September 11,2001
      Some patriotic symbols mark tragedies in our nation’s history that we do not want to forget and portray unforgettable emotions caught on film.
    • 9. Bald Eagle
      The Bald Eagle is our nation’s bird and a symbol of freedom just as the flag is.
    • 10. Independence Hall Archives
      In this hall is the key to our past the declaration of independence. As with previous symbols this hall stirs emotions of freedom.
    • 11. The Liberty Bell
      This is one of our nation’s symbols that signifies independence.
    • 12. More patriotic symbols
      This is the independence hall in Philadelphia.
    • 13. Respect
      This photo is a symbol of respect for our armed forces.
    • 14. The President of the Untied States of America
      The position of president is one of the most respected positions and demands respect from the American people. He embodies our freedoms and hopes for tomorrow.
    • 15. Uncle Sam
      Uncle Sam is one symbol that we associate with our military services. During the draft it was stated Uncle Sam wants you.
    • 16. The Declaration of Independence
      Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28,1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration on July 4, 1776. It was engrossed on parchment and on August2,1776, delegates began to sign it.
    • 17. Signing of the Declaration of Independence
      This photo depicts the signing of this important document.
    • 18. Bill of Rights
      Although 12 amendments were originally proposed, the 10 that were ratified became the Bill of Rights in 1791. They defined citizen’s right in relation to the newly established government under the Constitution.
    • 19. Thomas Jefferson
      Thomas Jefferson assisted with drafting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
    • 20. Woman Suffrage
      Woman protest for the right to vote.
    • 21. Abraham Lincoln visits Civil War camp
      This photo depicts the men who fought for freedom of others.
    • 22. September 11, 2001
      The flag was displayed as a memorial to the fallen and hope for country.
    • 23. The Fallen
      The flag is also used as a shroud of respect for the fallen.
    • 24. Arlington Memorial Cemetery
      This cemetery is a place of respect for the fallen soldiers.
    • 25. Ceremonies
      Arlington is the site for several ceremonies showing respect for the fallen.