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FC: Kati's 8th Grade DC Trip!

1: WASHINGTON DC TOUR | 2012 | Trip Begins.........................................March 8 Jamestown..........................................March 9 Williamsburg.......................................March 9 Yorktown............................................March 10 Richmond............................................March 10 Charlottesville......................................March 10 Washington D.C.................................March 11-14 Arlington Cemetery..............................March 11 Mount Vernon....................................March 11 Gettysburg...........................................March 14 Philadelphia........................................March 15 New York...........................................March 15-17

2: Our trip begins... | 1. Cami, Amanda, and I getting ready to get on our second flight from Newark. | Impressions going to DC: When we got to the airport it was around 8:00 a.m. and I was really tired but the airport was super comfy. | Impressions going home: when we got to the airport it was around 6 a.m. and everyone was really tired. I slept the whole time on the plane and so did a lot of other people | 2. My chaperon, my

3: 6. Mr. Damico, my principal, and I at the second airport in Newark. | 4. Mr Green, the bus leader, being awesome in his new hat and tie on the green bus! | 5. Miss Rich, the bus assistant, and I on the last night of the trip. | 3.My roommates Amanda, Abby, and I getting ready to start the trip.

4: Jamestown | Impressions: When we first got there I was surprised to see how they rebuilt the village as it was in 1607.

5: 8. This is the Indian Village in Jamestown where the Indians would live and work to survive. | 9. This is the outside of the Jamestown Fort that was built in 1607. | 7. This is one of the three ships known as the Discovery in Jamestown but did not hold anything but supplies.

6: 11. This is the statue of Pocahontas who was one of the first Indians to help the Jamestown settlers. | 12. John Smith was accredited for saving Jamestown during their hardest time. | 10. This is the original church in Jamestown at it's original site founded in 1607.

7: 68. This is me in Jamestown working an old compass where if I were on board a ship, I would have had to update it every half hour for four hours. | 67.One of the totem poles in their ceremonial circle.

8: Williamsburg | Colonial Williamsburg was the capital of Virginia from 1699-1780 while the ideals of a nation were being developed. Virginia was the most influential of the original colonies. Many of our founding fathers, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson crossed paths in Williamsburg. The birth of representative government in the form of a legislative assembly started in 1619 in Jamestown, but in 1699 the House of Burgesses moved to Middle Plantation, which was later named Williamsburg. Representative members of the legislature were allowed to enact legislation for the colony. While they could still be overruled by the King, this was a monumental leap for the form of government that we practice today.

9: 13. This building was our capital building from 1699-1780 also known as the House of Burgesses. | 18. This is the Bruton Parish Church. In colonial times people were segregated to sit in appropriate areas of the church during worship. 14. This is one of the many tavern's, where the men would conduct business. | 15. This was the original Governor's Palace.

10: 16. The wig maker was an important part of the colonial life. The type of wig you wore, established your amount of wealth within the community. | 17. This is the magazine in Williamsburg that held all the things you would need for guns like, gun powder or bullets. | 19. A colonial fife band playing in the streets of Williamsburg.

11: Yorktown: Surrender Field | 20. Surrender field was where the British Officer's second in command, surrendered to our second in command therefore leaving us with a victory in the American Revolutionary War.

12: Richmond

13: 21. Green bus girls with Mr. Green in front of St. John's Church where Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech. | 22. Patrick Henry and I at the St. John's Church after their act.

14: Charlottesville

15: 24. This is the back side of Monticello, also famous for being imprinted on the back of the nickel.

16: 25. This is Jefferson's headstone where he and his family members have been buried. | 26. This is the kitchen of Monticello where the meals for Thomas Jefferson were prepared.

17: 23. This is the front side of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.

18: Mount Vernon

19: 30. This is Washington's new grave site along with some of his family members. | 28. This is the back side view of the Potomac River with the green bus.

20: 27. This is the front side of the home of our nations father, George Washington. | 29. This is the inside of the home of George Washington, the father of our country.

21: Re-fueling

22: Arlington Cemetery

23: 35. This is the Challenger Memorial where seven people lost their lives on a space shuttle. | 32. This eternal flame is for our President John F. Kennedy, who may have been assassinated, but his light will always shine. | 33. This is the memorial for Robert Kennedy. His grave site is just next to his brother's, John F. Kennedy.

24: 34. This is the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Where they take 21 steps and paces.

25: 69. The four that were chosen to do the wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were Emily, Taylor, Jessi, and Connor. | 31. This is the Marine Corp Memorial where is it said that there are six men but 13 hands on the pole.

26: Washington DC | As the Capital of the United States, Washington DC plays an important role in the day today operation of our country. Washington DC lies along the Potomac River and was chosen by George Washington to be the capital of the United States. There are many important landmarks in Washington DC. The White House is the home of the president and has been for over 200 years. There are memorials to many Presidents, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. There are also memorials of military conflicts such as Vietnam, the Korean War, and World War II. Washington DC is also the home to the National Archives. The National Archives is responsible for the preservation of all our country's most historic documents. The Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution are all kept here. There is a lot of history to see in Washington DC.

27: 36. This is the LIncoln memorial with the statue of Lincoln, on the walls engraved is the Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural speech. | 39. There were eight women that sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. | 38. These three servicemen represent the many that sacrificed their lives in the jungles of Vietnam.

28: 37. This is the Vietnam wall where there are more than 10,000 names engraved on it. | Impressions: We had amazing weather when we were in DC. Everyday I was in a T-shirt. The city itself was awesome with all the museums and memorials and I wish I can go again someday.

29: 40. The Korean War Memorial represents our men who struggled through the jungles to help control the Korea borders.. | 41. The Jefferson memorial is situated as part of the cross of the memorials in Washington D.C. Where he stands he is forever overlooking the White House.

30: 42. This is the Washington Monument that is 555 ft. tall and started building it in 7/4/1848 and is surrounded by 50 flags. | 43. This is the Capital of the United States of America. Atop the building is a statue known as the "statue of freedom". This is the tallest statue in D.C. No other statues may be taller because "nothing can look down on freedom".

31: 45. This is the White House which was the home to all the presidents except George Washington. | 44. This is the Rotunda of the Capitol Building where they made the flat painting look 3D | 49. The library of Congress is made up of three sections. It contains all of our legal books and much more.

32: 48. This is the Supreme Court Building that was built in 1928. | 47. This is the World War II Memorial where there are 4,000 stars on the wall and each star represents a life taken in the war.

33: 46. This is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial that is separated into different rooms to show all the different time periods he was president. | 50. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is the newest addition to memorials in D.C. It is the first memorial dedicated to a civilian.

34: 51. These are some of the experiments we participated in at the Air and Space Museum.

35: . | 52. This is the hat and boots that the scarecrow wears in "Wizard of Oz" in the American History Museum 53. This is the original flag of the United States. There are wholes in it because people would tear out a piece then sell it. | This is the Old Supreme Court Chamber 1810-1860

36: Gettysburg | "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal". Abraham Lincoln spoke these immortal words on November 19th, 1863 at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The battle of Gettysburg took place from July 1st to July 3rd of 1863. Union forces were commanded by Major General George Meade and the Confederate forces were led by General Robert E. Lee. The historic battle of Gettysburg is often referred to as the turning point in the Civil War. If General Lee's forces had taken over the Union Army at Gettysburg the South could have won the war. However, Meade and the Union forces were able to put a stop to the advancing Confederate troops and the North won the battle.

37: 54. This is a view from Little Round Top looking down at Devils Den. | 55. This is the Pennsylvania State Memorial in Gettysburg with an eagle on the top. | 56. This is the Virginia State Memorial in Gettysburg with General E. Lee on top of his horse.

38: Philadelphia | Philadelphia is home to Independence Hall, which is considered by many to be the birthplace of the United States. It was in this building on July 4th, 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was written and approved. The Declaration of a Independence declared the thirteen colonies free from the British rule. As the main author of this declaration, Thomas Jefferson adopted the ideas of individual liberty from John Locke. Eleven years later, representatives gathered to design and debate the United States Constitution in the same building. The founding fathers decided that it was time to create a strong national government. Some important featured of the United States Constitution are checks and balances, separation of powers, the Bill of Rights, and the idea that it is a living document that can be amended.

39: 57. This is the Liberty Bell that used to hang up at Independence Hall until it cracked. | 58. This is Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was written and signed on Independence Day. | 59. This is the Assembly Room where Madison met many times for a meeting but most of the time almost no one showed up.

40: 60. This is Carpenters Hall and it is a square building of 50 feet. | Impressions: Even though the visit was short I felt like I saw everything I would need to see. I know where the mint is. We had a great Philly Cheese steak sandwich. | 70. This is Jessie, Abby, Emily, Amanda, Mikaela, and I getting our Philly cheese steak sandwich.

41: 71. This is where all the buses stopped so we could mount our triumphant stairs of success as "Rocky" did. | 72. This is the green bus outside of the Independence Building getting ready to go tour it.

42: New York

43: 61. This is the Statue of Liberty which was given to us by the people of France. | 62. This is the Manhattan skyline from Ellis Island where for many immigrants this was as close as they got to the United States of America. | 63. This is Ellis Island where many of the immigrants had to pass inspection to receive entry into the United States.

44: 64. This is a board in the museum on Ellis Island with all the marks the immigrants could end up with if they had a disease or disorder. | 65. These are some of the names of the immigrants that went through Ellis Island. I could possibly be related to Alfred Wayne McClanahan from my mom's side.

46: Ground Zero: September 11th, 2001 change the course of history as we know it. Not only would our way of life be changes, but the entire world would feel the effects of what happened on this day. On this day four jetliners were hijacked by Islamic terrorists. two jets were flown into the World Trade Center, which subsequently collapsed. One jet was flown into the west end of the Pentagon. The forth jet crashed in a field in Pennsylvania thanks to some brave American citizens. Many things have changed since 2001. Airport security is much tighter, we have engaged in two overseas conflicts (Iraq and Afghanistan), we waged the war on Terrorism< and terrorism has become a focal pointy inAmerican politics. Ground Zero is one area that represents a truly tragic day in American history.

47: 66. I am standing at the memorial for the north tower. Each of the names inscribed in this granite, were of the people who lost their lives on 9/11 when terrorist decided to sacrifice themselves to attack Americans.

48: Friends<

55: 73. This is Brian, my bus driver, and I on the last night saying our goodbye. Talking about "Brian" | 74. These are our four bus drivers that drove us all around just so we could have our trip. | 75. Me giving my venue on Gettysburg on the bus.

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