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  1. AmericanSymbols

  2. National Seal • July 4, 1776: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson • Evidence of an independent nation • Free people • High aspirations and grand hopes for the future

  3. American Flag • 1777 • # of stars has changed over years

  4. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier • Arlington, Virginia • Faces Washington DC • World War I

  5. Arlington Cemetery • Honors men and women who served in the Armed Forces • Approximately 260,000 people buried there • Approximately 5,400 buried there each year

  6. The Vietnam Wall • Recognizes and honors the men and women who served in the Vietnam War

  7. Bald Eagle • National bird • Strength • Courage • Freedom • Immortality • Piebald~ an old word, meaning "marked with white"

  8. The Liberty Bell • Symbol of freedom • Rung after the Declaration of Independence was signed

  9. The U.S. Capitol • Home of: House of Representatives and the Senate

  10. Supreme Court • Since 1935

  11. The White House • Official residence of the President

  12. The Lincoln Memorial • Honors the 16th President • All people free

  13. Jefferson Memorial • Author of Declaration of Independence

  14. Mount Rushmore • South Dakota • Symbolize the growth of the country

  15. The Washington Monument • Honors the father of our country • George Washington

  16. Statue of Liberty • Gift from France • Symbols friendship and democracy

  17. Websites • http://schoolweb.missouri.edu/smithville.k12.mo.us/uptegrove/amsymbols.html • http://www.texaslre.org/asymbols/symbolsgameintro.html (GAME) • http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/