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The Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty

Interesting Facts
1. The real name of the statue is “Liberty Enlightening the World”.
2. The statue was given to America is 1886 as a gift from France.
3. The lady represents Libertas, a Roman goddess of freedom. It is a symbol of what she stands for.
4. The statue carries a torch and tablet with the date of the American Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776).
5. There are 354 stairs to climb to reach the statue’s crown.
6. The crown part has 25 windows in it.
7. There are 7 spikes on the crown. They are for the 7 oceans and 7 continents of the world. These show the idea of liberty all over the world.
8. About 4-5 million people visit the Statue of Liberty each year.
9. The statue is made of iron and covered in copper. The copper has turned green due to being exposed to the air.
10. The only way to get to see the statue is by ferry. Boats cannot dock at the island that it is on.

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Statue : a carved or cast figure of a person or animal, especially one that is life-size or larger.

Ferry : a boat or ship for conveying passengers and goods, especially over a relatively short distance and as a regular service.

Torch : a portable means of illumination such as a piece of wood or cloth soaked in tallow or an oil lamp on a pole, sometimes carried ceremonially.

Goddess : a female deity

Continent : any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).

Exposed : not covered or hidden; visible

Symbol : a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g. the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation.

Freedom : the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint

Iron : a strong, hard magnetic silvery-gray metal, the chemical element of atomic number 26, much used as a material for construction and manufacturing, especially in the form of steel.

Liberty : the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views

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