Liberty enlightening the world

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Statue of Liberty museum store-

Located in 1 battery park on liberty island in New York. It sells lots of Statue of Liberty apparel, gifts, replicas, and more.


Why is the Statue of Liberty important?

.the statue is a very social gift from the French given to us in 1875. It shows the friendship between the USA and freedom and justice. Did you know although you can barely see it lady liberty is standing on broken chains to represent how the USA is against slavery? The Statue of Liberty represents the good towards to US and has changed the world for decades.

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” From Emma Lazarus. Although You might've heard this saying before, do you know what it actually means? It means freedom and liberty. The Statue of Liberty, also known as, Liberty Enlightening the World, located in New York, was given to us by The French to show us the independence and friendship between the United States and France. Many years ago, It was created by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, and it has made a huge impact on the world every day since the statue was built in 1875.

Lady liberty is a total of three hundred-five feet tall, it has a thirty-five feet waistline, and overall, it weighs over two hundred twenty four tons, and wears a shoe size of eight hundred seventy nine. Additionally, It's made of copper, iron, and steel and lady liberty's skin is about as thick as two pennies. Lady liberty's seven spikes on the crown represents the seven oceans and the seven continents in the world. And To get the crown, people have to climb up three hundred fifty four stairs, Inside the crown is twenty five windows. On average, four million people visit the statue in a year.

Originally, the statue was built as an African America lady, but the US refused the skin color, however the Americans rebuilt it and later was a white skinned lady. To make the statue, France had to spend a half a million dollars to built it, in today's it would cost over ten million dollars to build it. Although You cannot see the statues feet, but she is standing on broken chains as a symbol to stop slavery. The statues original torch was replaced in 1984 as a new copper torch. At first, The statues color was a dull brown showing the natural color of copper. But over the many years, the statues color has turned and so now lady liberty is a dull greenish color.

In October of 2014, lady liberty celebrated her 130th birthday, and in all those years, so far two people have committed suicide in the statue by jumping off. One happened in 1929, and the other in 1932. Many other people have jumped but they survived luckily. On the other hand, Did you know that the statue can sway up to 3 inches in high winds? And the torch can move up to 5 inches?

The Statue of Liberty has a huge impact on the United States. The statue represents freedom and liberty and means so much to the economy. This is definitely one of my favorite US monuments because what it has done to change the world.