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Eighth Grade Trip to Washington D.C and NY

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Eighth Grade Trip to Washington D.C and NY

  1. 1. My Trip To Washington DC + New York By: Jordyn April 26, 2007
  2. 2. The Washington Monument <ul><li>This monument was built two different times because the first time they didn’t have enough money to finish it. (1848-1884) </li></ul><ul><li>The monument is two different colors because of the different stones used in the building of it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The White House <ul><li>Built between 1792- 1800. </li></ul><ul><li>Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington DC. </li></ul><ul><li>First named The Executive Mansion, but was changed to The White House in 1901. </li></ul>
  4. 4. George Washington's House <ul><li>This house is still standing from when George Washington lived in it. Located in Virginia, George died in this house with his wife at his side. </li></ul><ul><li>The backyard has a great view. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Iwo Jima <ul><li>February 23, 1945 this flag was raised in Iwo Jima. It symbolizes that the Marines had secured the island of Iwo Jima. 21,000 people died during this war. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Capitol Building <ul><li>The inside of the capitol was more interesting than the outside. So I didn’t take any pictures of the outside. The artwork and the chandeliers are over a hundred years old. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Smithsonian Museum <ul><li>This museum was founded in 1846. It is the Largest museum in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the Harry Winston Diamond. It is one of the largest blue diamonds in the world. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Library of Congress <ul><li>This library has more books than any other library in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Established by an act of congress in 1800. </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 130 million items held in this library. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Arlington Cemetery <ul><li>Largest cemetery in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>624 acres and more than 260,000 veterans, their dependents and political leaders are buried here. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier <ul><li>In 1921 a soldier that died in France during World War I was interred in the tomb. </li></ul><ul><li>It also holds remains of soldiers that died in battle during WWI, WWII, Korean War, and The Vietnam War </li></ul>
  11. 11. New York City
  12. 12. Ground Zero <ul><li>This is a view that I took of ground zero. They are now building a memorial on it called the Freedom Tower. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Statue Of Liberty <ul><li>This statue was first built in France and they moved her to the United States in 1886. </li></ul><ul><li>It represents the freedom throughout the world. </li></ul>