Description of Place
The Lincoln Memorial is located in Washington D.C. Henry Bacon started the construction in 1914 to recognize this famous president for all his work. Abraham Lincoln, also known as "Honest Abe" helped lead people through the Civil War. The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated to Lincoln 57 years after his death. There are 36 Doric columns that symbolize the states in the Union at Lincoln's death. You take 87 steps from the reflecting pool to see the 19 foot tall statue.
History of Place
The Lincoln Memorial was opened on May 30th, 1922. The memorial was made in honor of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The construction of the memorial started February 12, 1914 on Abraham's birthday. The opening ceremony was presented by President Taft in 19222 where an estimated amount of 50,000 people showed up. Including Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's only living son.
Association With Individuals Who Made a Long Lasting Contribution
Robert Todd Lincoln, the president's only living son, attended the ceremony for the memorial. Demonstrations, rallies, economic and political causes, etc. all take place at the memorial. For example, Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous, "I Have a Dream" speech was presented at the memorial on August 28, 1963. The memorial was made in honor of Abraham Lincoln throughout the difficult times of the Civil War. He was the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and starting the Emancipation Proclamation that led to the end of slavery.