It was the date that the last section of the statue was bolted into place.
In her right hand is a sheathed sword–ready to defend liberty if needed. In her left she holds a shield and olive branch–symbols of peace and readiness to defend liberty.
She is in repose, serene, and confident.
The United States traced its democracy back to classical Greece and the concept of a republic to Rome.
Her headdress is composed of an eagle’s head and feathers, with stars adorning it. It suggests strength and a link with our Native American past.
Jefferson Davis objected to the original headdress, which was that of a freed Roman slave. Davis, the leader of southern slaveholders of the 1850s, asked that Crawford modify the headdress.
The sun rises in the east- a symbol of hope, newness, freshness. Also, America looked to Europe (east) for much of its governmental principles- the United States hoped to be an example to Europe and the rest of the world.
Answers will vary.
The Capitol Grows
The Legislative Process
B, Unanimous Consent
F, Vice President
C, President Pro Tempore
A, Speaker of the House
G, House Majority Leader
B, House Minority Leader
E, Senate Majority Leader
D, Senate Minority Leader
Bill of Rights
False (9th Amendment states that rights listed in the Constitution are not the only rights of the people)
False (House may be searched only upon probable cause)
False (Can’t be compelled to self-incrimination, but can testify in court)