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What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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The Statue of Liberty has become a symbol of democracy and freedom. At the time of its erection, however, the statue symbolized the alliance between France and the United States.

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What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
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The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island in the state of New York. It is a prominent feature that most immigrants see when they arrive on Ellis Island.

Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel designed the metal structure of the statue. He also designed the Eiffel tower. Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi constructed the exterior of the statue out of sheets of copper. In 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.

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