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Ancient Origins of the Constitution

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  1. Ancient Origins of the Constitution Most of the public buildings and monuments in Washington D.C., and state capitals are built in the classical style. This architectural tradition symbolized our nation’s indebtedness to the world of ancient Greece and Rome, especially in their ideas of government. (Pg.13 We the People)

  2. Egyptian Pyramids Los Angeles City Hall and Other Government Buildings and reverse of the Great Seal of the United States. What is the symbolism in the pyramid? Connections?

  3. Egyptian Obelisk The Washington Memorial What is the symbolism in the obelisk? Connections?

  4. The Washington Sculpture What is the symbolism in the George Washington Sculpture? Connections?

  5. The Sun God Helios AND The Colossus of Rhodes The Statue of Liberty What is the symbolism in the Statue of Liberty? Connections?

  6. The Roman Pantheon The Jefferson Memorial The Pantheon literally means “all the gods” it is a temple to all of the gods. Connections?

  7. The Greek Acropolis and Parthenon The Lincoln Memorial What is the symbolism in the Lincoln Memorial? Connections?

  8. The Roman Fasces The Lincoln Memorial What is the symbolism in the Lincoln Statue? Connections?

  9. Greek and Roman Clothing What is the symbolism in clothing? Connections?

  10. The Capitol Columbia – The Statue of Freedom What is the symbolism in the Statue of Freedom? Connections?

  11. The Supreme Court Building What is the symbolism in Supreme Court? Connections?

  12. Supreme Court Cont. http://oyez.com/tour/exterior/FirstStreet What symbolism is on the outside? Connections?

  13. Supreme Court Pediments http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/eastpediment.pdf http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/westpediment.pdf What are the pediments? Connections?

  14. Supreme Court Cont. http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/bronzedoors.pdf What symbolism is on the doors to the court? Connections?

  15. Supreme Court Friezes http://oyez.com/tour/courtroom/North_Frieze_movie http://oyez.com/tour/courtroom/South_Frieze What are the Friezes? Connections?

  16. Obverse of the Great Seal of the United States What is the symbolism in the seal? Connections?

  17. Forgotten Founders How much do you think the Native Americans influenced the Constitution? Connections?

  18. IroquoisLeague or Confederacy What evidence is there of Iroquois League or Confederacy influence? Connections?

  19. IroquoisLeague or Confederacy What evidence is there of Iroquois League or Confederacy influence? Connections?

  20. IroquoisLeague or Confederacy What evidence is there of Iroquois League or Confederacy influence? Connections?

  21. IroquoisLeague or Confederacy What evidence is there of Iroquois League or Confederacy influence? Connections?

  22. IroquoisLeague or Confederacy What are the similarities between the US Constitution and the Gayanashagowa or Kaianerekowa or Great Law of Peace? http://www.iroquoisdemocracy.pdx.edu/