2 Introduction of the White House Official residence of the President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC Home of all the Presidents, except George Washington Construction of the White House began on October 13, 1792
3 Introduction Continued During the War of 1812, the White House was set on fire and rebuilt in 1817 The White House sits on 18 acres The Presidents office is called, The Oval Office
4 Washington Monument Washington D.C. Built to remember our 1 st president, George Washington. Honors George Washington as the Father of Our Country. It is about 555 feet tall and has a pointed top.
5 Lincoln Memorial Washington D.C. Built to remember Abraham Lincoln, our 16 th president. Honors his work to end slavery. A 19 foot statue that shows President Lincoln sitting in a chair.
6 Jefferson Memorial Built to remember our 3 rd president, Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence. Built the plantation, Monticello.
7 Introduction of the Statue of Liberty It is located on Bedloe Island (Liberty Island) and rises above the New York Harbor She was a gift of friendship from France The statue was sculpted by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi Lady Liberty was shipped in 350 pieces across the Atlantic Ocean
8 Statue of Liberty Facts 354 stairs to the top 25 windows in her crown 7 spikes represent each continent Made of copper Weighs 450,000 pounds 151 ft tall $270,000 to create Took 9 years to build Required 250 crates to ship to U.S. Based on a womans shoe size, her size is 879
9 Statue of Liberty New York City The seven spikes on the crown represent the light of liberty shining on the seven seas and continents. The torch stands for lighting the way to freedom. The tablet shows the date the Declaration of Independence was signed.
10 Liberty Bell Pennsylvania Rang in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Rang for many years until it cracked in You can see the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
11 Mount Rushmore South Dakota Honors George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Faces are about 60 feet tall. About 400 workers help build the monument.