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The Statue Of Liberty: The One With Open Arms

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You see her, “Lady Liberty” standing tall and strong, reminding travelers of America’s independence. Lying on a podium of marble, she stands freely. Her torch lights the way for a prosperous future and her tablet provides justice. Lady Liberty remains a memorable symbol to the American people, all thanks to Fredric Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel.

In 1876, Mrs. Liberty was built and then unveiled on October 28, 1886. In 1924, Lady Liberty gained the status of a National Monument. Before, congress delayed this event, until the Antiquities Act took place. Approved in 1906, the Antiquities Act allowed the president to restrict the use of public land, owned by the federal government. In 1924, ...view middle of the document...

This allowed the statue to withstand heavy winds and storms that came her way. Because of this experience, engineering the Statue of Liberty, he was able to help build the Eiffel Tower. Thanks to these two men, the Statue of Liberty was born.

To America, Lady Liberty represents freedom. She shows new immigrants that they too have freedom in the United States. Lady Liberty’s torch and tablet are two symbols used to represent the United States’ freedom and objects around the world. The torch represents the “light of god”, freedom, and to chase your dreams. The tablet is known as the “Tablet of Law” and stands for justice and liberty. On it is written “July IV MOCCLXXVI, or the date of the American Revolution. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Emma Lazarus”. The seven prongs on her head represent the world’s seven seas. Across these seas is our ally, France. Even though she is mostly known as liberty, the Statue of Liberty also represents the friendship between America and the French country. In fact, there is a couple miniature version of the...

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