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.Know More
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.Learn more about Symbolism
The 1986 Statue of Liberty Silver Dollar was designed to recognize the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. The dedication took place on October 28, 1886.Full Answer >
The Statue of Liberty holds a golden torch in her right hand, representing enlightenment, and a tablet in her left hand. The tablet is engraved with the roman numerals for 1776, the year America was founded and the Declaration of Independence written.Full Answer >
The Statue of Liberty was actually built twice: first in France between 1881 and 1884 and then in the United States in 1886. The statue was a gift to the American people from the people of France.Full Answer >
The plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty reads: "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!" These lines are from the poem "The New Colossus," written by Emma Lazarus in 1883. There is also a plaque with this same quote at the Statue of Liberty Museum.Full Answer >