The Statue of Liberty took eight years to build. It was constructed in stages between 1876 and 1884 by a team of French craftsmen under the direction of sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, but it was not displayed until 1886.
Bartholdi began designing the statue in France in 1870. Construction of the arm and torch began and was finished in 1876. The head and shoulders were completed in 1878. From 1881 to 1884, the rest was finished and assembled in Paris and then shipped to America. The statue arrived on June 17, 1885, but assembly had to wait until the pedestal was finished. That construction was completed in 1886, and the statue was revealed on Oct. 28, 1886 to a crowd of one million people.Learn More
Birmingham was important in 1963 because it was in this Alabama city that a very crucial civil rights campaign was born and met with some success. Project C, or the Birmingham Campaign, began in the spring of that year.Full Answer >
Theodore Roosevelt's efforts to protect the environment included establishing a pelican reserve in Florida, creating the Bureau of Forestry and finding ways to make dry land farmable again. When his presidency ended, he spent time exploring Africa and the Amazon to collect specimens for scientific investigation.Full Answer >
The South side of the American Civil War became its own nation, called the Confederate States of America, or the Confederacy for short, while the North remained the United States of America and was called the Union. The South was also called Dixie, a nod to the Mason-Dixon line.Full Answer >
The Keating Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 aimed to prevent the exploitation of children by banning the sale and shipment of goods produced by workers under age 16 in mines and under age 14 in factories, canneries and stores. The act also restricted children under 16 from working more than eight hours daily between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and limited them to a six-day workweek.Full Answer >