The work of art I chose is the Abraham Lincoln memorial statue I visited a year ago on my vacation to Washington D.C., Maryland. The Lincoln memorial statue was started on February 12th, 1915 and was finished on May 30th 1922 at the west end of the National Mall in Washington. This statue was carved in dedication to our 16th president Abraham Lincoln for the accomplishment of ending slavery in America. The statue was sculpted by Daniel Chester French and carved by the Piccirilli Brothers and took four years to complete. It stands 19 feet tall and made of 159 tons of Georgia marble.
Arlington National Cemetery is located in Arlington, Virginia. Arlington is a United States military cemetery. It’s the resting place of over 300,000 veterans from every American conflict. It dates back to the Revolutionary War all the way to Iraq and Afghanistan. The cemetery was founded in 1866, there is no official founder although,the cemetery was built on the property of George Washington Parke Custis’s’ mansion .Custis was the adopted son of the president George Washington.
The wall was created in a giant V shape in polished black granite about 10 feet high, made up of two 246 feet long wall. The wall was completed in 1982 and maintained by the United States Nation Park Service, there is an estimate around three million visitors every year. The back of the memorial wall sunk into the wall described as the wound had been closed and healing. The body of the wall is filled with servicemen’s names that had been killed or been missing during the war when the wall was built. The name of the soldiers been listed in chronological order, the names of who died in action are noted with a diamond and the one were missing are noted with a cross, if the death of someone that was missing is confirmed a diamond will be superimposed over the cross.
Slavery was a big issue in the United States Abraham managed to bring the country closer to equality. Julius Caesar helped poor people. He took the money from the rich and gave it to the poor. Unfortunately, the rich didn 't like this. Most of the rich people were in the senate.
In 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act appropriated over $3 billion in public works in hopes of recovering the U.S. economy. In October of 1933, $84 million was allocated to the construction of Fort Peck Dam. News of employment spread like wildfire, bringing in desperate men from all over to work.
Abraham Lincoln is known as a mythical figure in history because he saved the Union and abolished slavery causing him to best president people in my opinion. People have said his "Gettysburg Address" and "Second Inaugural Address" signify Americans rebirth as a political and moral country, which was needed during the time of slavery. Lincolns image is seen as a historical figure to many people including myself. Lincoln 's efforts has caused Americans to be seen as a whole instead of segregated, which has been passed down to my generation and I can see the efforts Lincoln made. Lincoln ended slavery nationwide in 1863.
In this context, the Emancipation Proclamation was a defining factor in the moral foundation of the Civil War, which had been fought on the issue of slavery as a contradiction to American freedom. More so, northern abolitionist provided greater moral and economic support for Lincoln’s cause, since he had become fully committed to ending slavery as an institution throughout the South. In this context, Lincoln not only ended slavery, but he also gained much needed military and economic morale by taking greater control of the governmental and military establishment to accomplish this victory over the
Completed on the eve of World War II, his Lincoln series reconnected readers with a wartime leader at just the time that Americans hungered for tales of resolve and ultimate military victory” (Heitman). Sandburg's research on Lincoln was so intense all he wanted to write about for the next 13 years is the president. He even went to the white house to learn and get more research about Lincoln. Sandburg was so caught up in him Sandburg had read more than 1,000 books about him. “Finally, in 1939 Carl Sandburg published the four-volume Pulitzer-Prize winning biography “Abraham Lincoln” (Lincoln).
Each one consisted of 6 to 10 rotating gun barrels, turned by a hand crank. This new product got the attention of General Horatio Wright. When seeing it he said “I have examined…the invention known as the ‘Gatling gun’ and it seems to me to possess much merit.” . During the war, the machine gun itself was not approved up to 1866 but General Benjamin F. Butler purchased twelve guns at one thousand dollars. Two of these were used at Petersburg in 1864 to defend against the attacks from the
My Captain! was written as a mourning peace towards him. Lines such as "...our fearful trip is done...", "…prize we sought is won...", and "...my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead..." emphasize the importance he had on the nation. The poem compares the reformation to being a ship on a voyage with the President as it 's captain, the success as its arrival to it 's destination, and of course, President Lincoln 's death as the captain laying dead on the deck7. Later on, Walt Whitman when on to write another poem called When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom 'd as a deeper
“It was chartered by a unanimous act of Congress in 1980, and opened in 1933.” James Ingo Freed and partners designed the building (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 2). People all over the world have made their own Holocaust Memorials to pay their respect to (Wikipedia.org). The word “Holocaust” itself comes from the Greek words “Holos”, meaning whole, and “Kaustos”, meaning burned (History.com). “It is 161 feet wide, 312 feet long, 91 feet tall, and is 265,000 square feet in size”.
On Memorial Day 1911, the "brickyard" was ready for a new Fisher extravaganza — a one-day, 500-mile event, with $25,100 in prizes. Eighty-seven thousand people paid a dollar each to watch the first Indianapolis 500. This time the track surface held. On Memorial Day 1911, the "brickyard" was ready for a new Fisher
Many U.S. presidents helped the parks, but Theodore Roosevelt did the most. He created five national parks before the Park Service even existed. These five parks were Crater Lake, Wind Cave, Sullys Hill, Mesa Verde, and Platt National Park. He signed the Antiquities Act on June 8, 1906. This act allowed the president to make something like a big sculpture into a national monument.
The United States has endured a total of 44 men in the presidential office. Some more obvious than others, have had an exceptional impact on this nation and others in result showed otherwise. From the top most influential presidents, deciding to focus on a single one takes a general sense on which had the biggest impact till this day. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office as the 32nd president of the United States on March 4, 1933. He served 12 consecutive years as “the president who made America into a superpower”.
King lead many protests, but I think the one that made the biggest impact was the Civil Rights March in Washington D.C. “This march is known as the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation’s capitol.” (Shmuel Ross) Nobody was sure exactly how many showed up, but it was around 250,000 people.