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National Monuments

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1: National Mall Washington D. C. | Monuments and Memorials

2: Washington Monument | Built to commemorate the first U.S. president, General George Washington. The monument is made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk. Construction of the monument began in 1848, but was halted from 1854 to 1877, and finally completed in 1884.

3: Built to honor the 16th President,Abraham Lincoln. William H. Taft dedicated the Memorial on May 30, 1922. The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. | Lincoln Memorial

4: The main part of the memorial, which was completed in 1982. It honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. | Vietnam Veterans Memorial | The Three Soldiers | Womens Memorial

5: Commemorates those who served in the Korean War. President George H. W. Bush conducted the groundbreaking for the Memorial on June 14, 1992, Flag Day. The memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the war. | Korean War Veterans Memorial

6: Room two pillar | Great Depression bread line | Fountain and rocks at the FDR memorial | First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

7: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial | Dedicated to the memory of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and to the era he represents. Dedicated on May 2, 1997 by President Bill Clinton. It covers 12 years of history of the United States through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office.

8: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third President of the United States. The neoclassical building was designed by John Russell Pope. It was built by Philadelphia contractor John McShain. Construction began in 1939, the building was completed in 1943, and the bronze statue of Jefferson was added in 1947.

10: National World War II Memorial

11: Dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of arches surrounding a plaza and fountain. It opened to the public on April 29, 2004, and was dedicated by President George W. Bush on May 29, 2004.

12: Ronald Reagan Memorial | Purposed monument dedicated to honor President Reagan

13: Reagan was the 40th President of the United States, 33rd Governor of California, as well as a radio, film and television actor. His economic policies reduced tax rates to spur economic growth, reduced inflation, and reduced government spending. He is credited with promoting the end of the Cold War with Russia. He ranks highly in public opinion polls. He is called The Great Communicator because he could not just to speak to the American people, but could communicate with them. His reputation centers around the facts that he was able to keep things simple, he made clear statements, and he was always sincere in what he said.

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  • Title: National Monuments
  • An original, creative project on national monument of Washington D.C. in the National Mall area. A project Produced to displaying why monuments are important to this country's citizens. Including a future proposed monument honoring President Ronald Reagan.
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