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United States Symbols And Government


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United States Symbols And Government

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