|Home of Betsy Ross|
|The Liberty Bell|
|Grave site of Benjamin Franklin|
|Site of the Gettysburg Address|
The Gettysburg Address delivered by President Abraham Lincoln is considered one of the most famous speeches in American History. The Address was given in Gettysburg four months after the defeat of the Confederates in Gettysburg on November 19, 1863. Lincoln not only addressed the need to remain one union, but also the need of a nation to instill human equalities for all.
In referencing the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln started his address: "Four Score and Seven Years Ago..." bringing the listening public back to the belief system of democracy "...government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Political squabbling and funding issues delayed the Washington Monument we know today until 1884. A democratic nation as viewed by Washington is represented by the Washington Monument, which reflects in the Reflecting Pool located nearby.
The 2011 earthquake in Virginia caused damage to the Washington Monument, which remains closed while under construction.
|Statue of Liberty|
With a broken chain at her feet, she is a symbol of America's protection of freedom. She is also a representation of the American global importance as it was an effort from France to befriend the United States of America in a time of French political strife.
Her location on Liberty Island is appropriate as many immigrants arriving in America see her first and have written tales of elation just at the sight and representation of a new life in America.
|National WWI Museum|
|The Gateway Arch|
|A firework illuminating the sky in St. Louis, MO|