By Linda Carlson Johnson
Tells the tales at the back of such recognized nationwide symbols because the Liberty Bell, bald eagle, and Uncle Sam.
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Printed in the United States of America. Created and produced in association with Blackbirch Graphics. Series Editor: Bruce S. ed. 10 9 8 7 6 5 Paper ed. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Johnson, Linda Carlson, 1949 Our national symbols / Linda Carlson Johnson. Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: Tells the stories behind such well-known national symbols as the Liberty Bell, bald eagle, and Uncle Sam. Emblems. 9'2'0973dc20 91-38893 CIP AC Special thanks to Elm City Antiques and Appraisal Service, New Haven, Connecticut.
About 20 million new Americans arrived during that period. Page 39 Ellis Island was closed as an immigration station in 1954. Today, a museum there tells the story of the millions of Americans who used Ellis Island as a gateway to America. There is also a museum inside the base of the Statue of Liberty. Visitors may climb steps inside to the top, where they can see for many miles from the windows in the statue's crown. Visitors also have a chance to read the words of a famous poem on a plaque inside the statue's base.
Her real name is Liberty Enlightening the World. She holds a torch high above her head to welcome new Americans to a land where they can be free. She is one of the most important symbols of freedom we have as a nation. The Statue of Liberty has stood on Liberty Island since 1886. Liberty Island was then called Bedloe's Island. The statue was a gift to the people of America from the people of France. The statue was meant to celebrate the one hundredth birthday of the Declaration of Independence.