Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty is in New York, USA.

She is a symbol of freedom in the USA.

On October 28, 1886 there was a big festival in New York.

That was the inauguration of the Statue of Liberty.

In the picture is the Statue of Liberty.

Words with same meanings[edit | edit source]

Lady Liberty

La Liberté éclairant le monde

Detailed explanation[edit | edit source]

The Statue of Liberty stands on a small island.

The island is in New York Harbor.

The island is called Liberty Island.

The Statue of Liberty is a gift from France to the United States.

Reason for the gift:

The Declaration of Independence existed for 100 years.

Frederic Auguste Batholdie was a sculptor.

He lived from 1834 to 1904.

He designed the statue.

The statue was built in France.

And then assembled in New York.

On October 28, 1886 there was a big celebration.

The inauguration ceremony for the statue.

There was a street parade through New York.

Hundreds of thousands of people came to the festival.

The statue is a symbol.

A symbol of freedom and hope.

The statue has a stone tablet in its left hand.

The date on it is July 4, 1776.

On this day, various people signed the Declaration of Independence.

The statue wears a crown on its head.

There are 7 rays at the crown.

These represent the 7 seas

The Statue of Liberty is 102 meters high.

And weighs 250 tons.

On September 11, 2001 there was an attack in New York.

Afterwards, entry to the statue was closed to tourists.

It wasn't until 2004 that everyone was allowed to go into the statue again.

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