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Washington Monument: Memorial to a Founding Father

Washington Monument: Memorial to a Founding Father

by Hal Marcovitz


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George Washington played a vital role in the founding of the United States. He was commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, presided over the convention that drafted the U.S. Constitution, and served as the first president. To honor Washington for his contributions, in the 1840s construction began on a monument in his honor—a stone obelisk that rises more than 550 feet in the sky above the capital. It took nearly 40 years before the monument was completed. Each year, millions of people visit the Washington Monument, which represents the achievements of George Washington, and the gratitude that Americans feel toward the "Father of our Country."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422231371
Publisher: National Highlights Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: Patriotic Symbols of America , #20
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Patriotic Symbols and American History: Introduction Barry Moreno 6

1 "Without Parallel in the World" 9

2 The Know-Nothings 19

3 The Matchless Obelisk 23

4 "Lofty and Enduring" 31

5 Stone upon Stone 37

Chronology 42

Series Glossary of Key Terms 43

Further Reading 45

Internet Resources 45

Index 46

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