LIBERTY RISING : THE STORY
OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
New York : Henry Holt, 2005.
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can tell me what the Statue of Liberty is? She is one of the most
recognized statues in the world. But do you know the story behind
why she was built? And, do you know that she is a gift from France?
Well, way back in the year 1875, a Frenchman by the name of Edouard de
Laboulaye got the idea that the French people should give a gift to the
United States to celebrate the 100th birthday of the country. After
all, France had helped the United State achieve its independence so the
two countries were joined in the creation of the country. Although
he would not live to see the completion of his dream, through his work
and that of many others, the Statue of Liberty was born. This is
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.).
Bartholdi, Frederic Auguste, 1834-1904.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
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