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Statue of Liberty!

The Statue of Liberty is accepted as a symbol of freedom throughout the world.

The Statue of Liberty was designed by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi.

So in 1866 New York got it from France.

Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi worked more than 21years of his life to the making of the sight.

Lady Liberty, as the statue is sometimes called, was a gift from the French memory the American Revolution.

President Grover Cleveland presented the statue on Octobre 28 .

Between 1820 and 1920, about 34 million people immigrated to the United States. For many immigants, their first look of Amercia was the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Emma Lazarus who is a Jewish American poet saw the statue as a flashing light to the world. She wrote a poem which was carved on the platform until this day.


'The New Colossus'

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome;
her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
''Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!'' cries she
With silent lips. 'Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!'

Some interesting facts:

-Height: 305 feet (93 m). 354 steps lead from the entry to the crown.

-The seven rays of Lady Liberty's crown mean the seven seas and seven continents.

-There are 25 windows in the crwon, which symbolize 25 gemstones found on the earth.

-The book, which the statue holds in her left hand, reads (in Roman numerals) ' July 4th, 1776.'

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