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Washington DC

Washington DC. BY Morgan Leavitt. Lincoln Memorial. The first public memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington D.C. was a statue by  Lot Flannery  erected in front of the  District of Columbia City Hall  in 1868, three years after Lincoln's assassination.

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Washington DC

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  1. Washington DC BY Morgan Leavitt

  2. Lincoln Memorial • The first public memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington D.C. was a statue by Lot Flannery erected in front of the District of Columbia City Hall in 1868, three years after Lincoln's assassination. • IN THIS TEMPLEAS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLEFOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNIONTHE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLNIS ENSHRINED FOREVER • Approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.

  3. Korean War Veterans Memorial • The Veterans Memorial was confirmed by the U.S. Congress (Public Law 99-572) on October 28, 1986, with design and construction managed by the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board and the American Battle Monuments Commission. • The main memorial is in the form of a triangle intersecting a circle • Within the walled triangle are 19 stainless steel statues designed by Frank Gaylord, each larger than life-size, between 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m) and 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) tall; each weighs nearly 1,000 pounds (500 kg).

  4. Mount Vernon • Located on Highway 30, is a local artist's rendition of Grant Wood's American Gothic, on the side of a barn. • Mount Vernon is part of the Cedar RapidsMetropolitan Statistical Area. • In the October 2009 edition of Budget Travel Magazine in an article entitled America's Coolest Small Towns Mount Vernon was included as one of the ten selected. A quote from the magazine. "Every now and then, you stumble upon a town that's gotten everything right—great coffee, food with character, shop owners with purpose."

  5. Capitol • The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the U.S. Congress. • The United States Congress was established upon ratification of the United States Constitution and formally began on March 4, 1789. • In spring 1792, Thomas Jefferson proposed a design competition to solicit designs for the Capitol and the President's House, and set a four-month deadline. • The prize for the competition was $500 and a lot in the federal city.

  6. White House • The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban[1] and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style. • In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. • Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as the section was expanded.

  7. Restaurants • There are all different kinds of restaurants. • There is a DC cupcakes. It is so good. • There is the best Mexican place ever! It is called Rio Grande. • There is also a place that was made to show a part of Forest Gump. It is called Bubble Gump. • All of the restaurants are so good.

  8. Jefferson • The Jefferson Memorial is managed by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks division. • The site of the Memorial was originally created using landfill dredged from the Potomac River in the late 1800s. • A design competition was held for a memorial to Theodore Roosevelt in 1925. • The plan was never funded by Congress and was not built.[

  9. Martin Luther King, Jr. • The national memorial is America's 395th unit in the national park service. • The centerpiece for the memorial is based on a line from King's "I Have A Dream" speech: "Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope.“ • A 450 feet (140 m)-long inscription wall includes excerpts from many of King's sermons and speeches. • The relief of King is intended to give the impression that he is looking over the Tidal Basin towards the horizon (not towards the Jefferson Memorial as many believe), and that the cherry trees that "adorn the site" will bloom every year during the anniversary of King's death.

  10. World War II • The U.S.National World War II Memorial is a national memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches surrounding a plaza and fountain, it is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. • It opened to the public on April 29, 2004, and was dedicated by PresidentGeorge W. Bush on May 29, 2004, two days before Memorial Day.

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