Washington DC

8th Grade Field Trip 2016

Washington Monument

It was built to honor George Washington, also known as our first president. The monument stands at 555 feet tall and marble. They continued working on it all the way through the civil war so the marble all are different and aged different. At DC you can Also go into the monument.
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Lincoln Memorial

It was made to honor our 16th president Lincoln. It tributes his legacy of ideals and beliefs. He viewed the american people as integrity, and honest. It took 8 years to build this monument
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Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson was our third president. It honors his ideals when he was president such as culture, liberty, and learning. It honors how much he learned such as meteorology and other things. It also honors his contribution for his political theory
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Vietnam Memorial and Korean Memorial

It was made to honor all the Vietnam soldiers who died in Vietnam. It has the names of the soldiers. The Korean Memorial honors the men who died in the Korean War. It has pictures of the men and surroundings carved on the material.
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US Capitol

The capitol represents the American People and their government. It also houses many famous american art. It started in 1793 and ended around 1850. The US Capitol also represents international symbol of our representative democracy.
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Supreme Court

The supreme court is the highest judicial in the country. The highest federal court in the US consisting of nine justices.
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Air and Space Museum, and Nation History

The Air and Space has many galleries exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight related artifacts. The National Museum of National History has things on earliest human origins. It include the development of world culture
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Arlington National Cemetery

The Cemetery has graves dating back to civil war. It also is the home of the Tomb of the unknown Soldier. It also has the grave site of both Audie Murphy and JFK.
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White House

It was built from 1791 to around the nineteenth century. It Housed the president when he was in office. Some other words for it are the "People's House". There are around one hundred and thirty two rooms in the white house.
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National Zoo

It is known as one of the world's best zoos. It is home to over 2000 animals and nearly 400 species. A quarter of the animals are endangered. It provides leadership in animal care.
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