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Let's go to Washington, D.C.!. The White House. The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. . The first President to live in the White House was John Adams.

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The White House

The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States.

The first President to live in the White House was John Adams.

It was designed by James Hoban in the Italian Renaissance style. It was burned by the British during the War of 1812, but was restored by Hoban.

The Green Room, The Blue Room, The Red Room, The Oval Office and the East Room are some of the famous rooms you would find in the White House.

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U.S. Capitol

The focal point of the Capitol is the Rotunda. Here the walls are covered with large oil paintings depicting important scenes from American History.

Statuary Hall is filled with statues honoring important people from each of our fifty states.

One wing of the Capitol houses the United States Senate. The other houses the United States House of Representatives.

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The Washington Monument

When looking at the monument, you can see a difference in color of the stone used in building it. Construction on the monument ceased during the Civil War. When it resumed, the stone, which came from the same quarry, was a slightly different color.

The Washington Monument, built to honor our first President, is the world’s largest masonry structure.

The monument has 898 steps.

On a clear day, a breathtaking view stretching up to 45 miles may be seen.

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The Lincoln Memorial

The walls are inscribed with Lincoln’s inaugural address and his famous Gettysburg Address.

The Lincoln Memorial was built in the style of a Greek temple. It is supported by 36 columns, which represent the number of states in the Union at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s death.

56 steps lead up to the monument, one for each year of his life.

Inside you will find an enormous statue of Lincoln seated in a chair.

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The Jefferson Memorial

Inside is a 19 foot bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson, our third President and the writer of the Declaration of Independence.

The Jefferson Memorial was built to resemble Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.

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Iwo Jima Memorial

This memorial honors Marines killed in battle.

It depicts 5 Marines and a Sailor raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, during World War II.

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Korean War Memorial

This memorial is made up of a granite mural, statues, and the United Nations wall.

The granite mural’s sandblasted photographs honor the supporting services to the front line units.

The statues depict soldiers on patrol representing all armed forces with the common goal of victory.

The United Nations wall lists the countries that provided troops, supplies, or medical support to help South Korea.

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Vietnam Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is famous for its black granite wall inscribed with the names of those that were killed during the Vietnam War.

The memorial also includes a statue of three Vietnam soldiers and another honoring women who served our country.

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National Archives

The National Archives is where America’s most precious documents are housed. Among them are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, which are on display every day for the people of America to see.

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Map of the museums.......

Where will you be going???????????????

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The White House

The White House is the official residence of __________.

The first President to live in the White House was________.

The President

John Adams

It was designed by James Hoban in the Italian Renaissance style. It was __________ by the British during the War of 1812, but was restored by Hoban.

burned

The Green Room, The Blue Room, The Red Room, The Oval Office and the East Room are some of the famous rooms you would find in the White House.

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U.S. Capitol

The focal point of the Capitol is the Rotunda. Here the walls are covered with ____________depicting important scenes from American History.

Statuary Hall is filled with _________ honoring important people from each of our fifty states.

statues

oil paintings

One wing of the Capitol houses the United States ________. The other houses the United States______________________.

Senate

House of Representatives

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The Washington Monument

When looking at the monument, you can see a difference in ______ of the stone used in building it. Construction on the monument ceased during the ______ War. When it resumed, the stone, which came from the same quarry, was a slightly different color.

color

The Washington Monument, built to honor________ _________, is the world’s ________masonry structure.

our first

President

Civil

tallest

The monument has 898 _______.

On a clear day, a breathtaking view stretching up to ____ miles may be seen.

steps

45

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The Lincoln Memorial

The walls are inscribed with Lincoln’s ___________ _________ and his famous Gettysburg Address.

The Lincoln Memorial was built in the style of a Greek temple. It is supported by 36 columns, which represent the number of _______in the Union at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s death.

inaugural

address

states

____ steps lead up to the monument, one for each year of _________.

56

Inside you will find an enormous statue of ________ seated in a chair.

Lincoln

his life

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The Jefferson Memorial

Inside is a 19 foot bronze statue of_______ _________, our third President and the writer of the Declaration of Independence.

The Jefferson Memorial was built to resemble Monticello, the ______ of Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas

Jefferson

home

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Iwo Jima Memorial

This memorial honors ________ killed in battle.

Marines

It depicts 5 Marines and a Sailor raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, during____________.

World War II

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Korean War Memorial

This memorial is made up of a granite mural, ________, and the United Nations wall.

The granite mural’s sandblasted __________ honor the supporting services to the front line units.

photographs

statues

The statues depict soldiers on patrol representing all armed forces with the common goal of __________.

The United Nations wall lists the _________ that provided troops, supplies, or medical support to help South Korea.

countries

victory

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Vietnam Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is famous for its black granite ______ inscribed with the names of those that were killed during the __________ War.

The memorial also includes a _______ of three Vietnam soldiers and another honoring women who served our country.

statue

wall

Vietnam

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National Archives

The National Archives is where America’s most precious documents are housed. Among them are the ___________________________and the ___________, which are on display every day for the people of America to see.

Declaration of Independence

Constitution

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Map of the museums.......

Where did you go? Share one memory with us!