American Icons

La importancia del patrimonio cultural ~ Brittany Easler

introducción

Hay muchos iconos de americanos. Vamos a hablar de tres.

Icons of the United States

The definition of the word "icon" is wide. It is known as a symbol, a hero, a heroine of some kind. You might include a pinata, or the painter Frida Kahlo as icons of Mexico. Pizza, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are icons of Italy. The list can go on and on, but there are a few important historical and cultural icons that are prime in America's growth and success, that you also might be familiar with.

Ella Fitzgerald changed the history of music significantly. She was one of the most inspirational jazz singers of all time. She created a new era of music, and opened up wide opportunities for African Americans in the U.S. Being the first African American to win a Grammy award, she influenced the community of African Americans to shine. She introduced her signature of singing called "scatting", which she is most widely known for. She has inspired me, and many to follow your dreams, though it may rough along the way.

The Statue of Liberty is known as one of the most recognized landmarks in the United States, and from around the world. Located in NYC, this icon represents democracy, and the freedom of citizens in the U.S. It was designed and sculpted by French artist Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, and then given to America. It now sits atop a pedestal, standing tall for all to see in The Big Apple. When arriving in New York, you know where to visit first.
The final American Icon that we all know and love, would be the classic, glamorous city of Los Angeles, home of Hollywood. You most likely know that Hollywood is known as the center of filming, singing, and acting stars. It is the city of dreams for the life of a performer. Hollywood started as a small community, then merged with the city of Los Angeles in 1910. Films were started by filmmakers in the studios of Hollywood by this time. Without these films, we wouldn't know the legendary actors we love and cherish
today.

Though there are too many to count, the love of Icons in the U.S. grow. Anything from musicians, to landmarks have an impact on the United States.