Here is the statue of liberty:
"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!"
Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
This statement was said when the Statue of Liberty was opened and is now carved at the bottom of the statue.
The Statue of Liberty is on Ellis Island. It started being constructed in 1875 in France. The statue was completed in Paris, France in 1884. Its title was "Liberty Elightening the World." This beautiful statue was sculpted by Auguste Bartholdi and the structual engineer was Gustave Eiffel. On July fourth 1884 the statue was presented to America as a gift. It was going to be given to given as a gift because of the new construction of Egypt's Suez Canal.
The Statue of Liberty is 46.50 meters (151 feet) tall and it weighs about 225 tons. There are 25 windows in her crown and seven spikes on it to represent the seven seas. She holds her tablet in her left hand.
Inscribed is July Fourth 1776 in roman numerals. This is the date Americans won their independence from Great Britain.
This statue is a beautiful reminder to keep America's independence.
"Lady Liberty," "Liberty Statue," or "Statue of Liberty" are all names this statue has. They all mean the same thing: "Liberty Enligthening the World."
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