Symbols of American Democracy A PowerPoint Presentation for Mrs. Harris’ Kindergarten Detectives
The United States Flag • Stands for: • The hopes • The beliefs • And the accomplishments of the American People
Parts of the Flag • 7 Red Stripes • 6 White Stripes • 50 stars on a blue background
Flag Colors Red-valor White-purity Blue-justice
Names for the Flag • Stars and Stripes • Old Glory • Star Spangled Banner
What are these students doing? Saying the Pledge of Allegiance
Pledge of Allegiance I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Historical Information • A present from the French • A gift of International Freedom • Arrived in 350 pieces • Arrived on June 19, 1885 • Dedicated by President Grover Cleveland The toes of Lady Liberty
Names for the Statue of Liberty • “Liberty Enlightening the World” • “Lady Liberty”
Where can you find the Statue of Liberty? • New York Harbor on Liberty Island.
Did you know… • Bell was made in England. • First rang in 1752. • Rang twice and cracked. • The Liberty Bell weighed over 2000 pounds. • It traveled around the US by train. • Rings for Freedom and Liberty.
Where is the Liberty Bell? • Independence Hall in Philadelphia
History of the White House • Commissioned by George Washington in 1790. • Designed by Charlestonian James Hoban. • Construction began in 1792. • Construction completed in 1800. • Destroyed by fire in 1814. • Later rebuilt.
Where is the White House? • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue • Washington, DC
Who lives in the White House? • The President of the United States • The President’s family • The President’s pets India, the President’s cat. Barney, the President’s dog.
Work Cited Unless noted, all photographs courtesy of the Library of Congress American Memory Collection