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Washington D.C.
8th Grade
8th Grade
Architecture: classical
Greek temple
Lincoln is seated;
statue is 19ft X 19 ft;
150 tons
It took nearly four years
for the statue to be
56 steps, one for each
year of his life
Lincoln Memorial (16th
Famous events on the
•1939 Opera singer Marian
Anderson sang to 75,000
people because the DAR
refused to allow her to sing
in Constitution Hall because
she was black
•Vietnam protests
•Million Man March
Did You Know?
Beneath the Memorial is a
The Reflecting pool is at the
bottom of the steps
Korean War
•Includes a 164 foot
mural etched with 2,500
•Included an inscription
“Freedom is not Free”
•On reflection from the
walls, there are 38
soldiers representing
the 38th parallel, which
divides Korea
•Next to the “Pool of
Remembrance” the
number of American
and United Nation’s
soldiers killed,
wounded, missing in
action, and held as
prisoners of war are
World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial
Quick Facts
1. 2 arches stand for the Atlantic and Pacific regions. Within each
arch are 4 eagles holding a laurel wreath as a symbol of victory in
2. 24 bronze panels line the entrance and show what jobs people did
to help win the war
3. The “Freedom Wall” honors the 400,000 Americans who died. It
has 4,000 gold stars; each star represents 100 of those who died.
The wall is 85 feet long. This is also called the “Sacred Area”
4. 56 pillars represent the 48 states, 7 territories and D.C. Each pillar
has the name of the state or territory with Bronze oak and Wheat
Wreaths (symbol of peace). A hole in the middle of each pillar
represents the lives lost in the war
5. Rainbow Pool is at the center
Washington Monument
•Is the tallest monument building in DC
•The Construction of this monument
stopped right before the civil war
•The lower 1/3 of the monument is a
different color
•It was actually the tallest building in the
world until 1889
•The same shovel was used to put in the
first corner stone of the Washington
monument as when George Washington
used for the first corner stone of the capital.
The marble is mostly from Maryland
*Total cost of building the monument was
the walls are 15' thick at the bottom and 18"
at the top sponsored by target total amount
of blocks is 36,491 and weighs 90,854 tons
that's equivalent to the weight of 181,708
The Vietnam Wall
•One of three memorials to
those who served in the
Vietnam War
•There are three sets of
fathers and sons on the Wall
•31 sets of brothers are on the
Jefferson Memorial
•The total cost of the monument was a little over $3 million
•The memorial was dedicated in 1943 on the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's
•The steps leading up to the building are made of pure marble
•The design of the Jefferson memorial is similar to Monticello - Thomas
Jefferson's home, which was modeled partially after the Pantheon in Rome
FDR Memorial
FDR Memorial
It took 20 years to create definite plans
Memorial sits on Cherry Tree Walk
Consists of four outdoor rooms
Quotes by the President cover the walls
Much of the museum was built with Red
Iwo Jima Memorial
•Located near
Arlington cemetery
•Inspired by a
•Figures are 32 feet
•Flag pole is 60 feet
Arlington National Cemetery
• Divided into 70
• President Kennedy
burial location
• Tomb of the unknown
Capitol Building
•Building contains 540 rooms over 5 floors
•The Capitol has its own subway
•There is a large statue on top
•The Capital building and the statue on top face away from the other buildings on
the Washington mall
White House
•Official residence of
every President except
George Washington
•Originally named
“President’s Palace”
•Garden around the White
House was planted by
John Adams
•Tours were suspended
after the September 11th
terrorist attack
• Gettysburg was the site of one of the largest
battles of the American Civil War
• 120 generals present at Gettysburg, nine were
killed or mortally wounded during the battle
• The Battle of Gettysburg is the costliest battle of
the Civil War
• There are more than 1,400 monuments, markers
and tablets at Gettysburg
• It did not rain during the battle, but the next day
it poured