Why is Statue of Liberty a Gift to USA ?


When you think of USA, The First thing that comes to mind is the Statue of Liberty- a royal colossal staue of  Roman goddess- Libertas holding aloft a torch, facing the Atlantic Ocean. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to the citizens of the USA to celebrate the 100th year of the declaration of independence, which fell on the 4th of July, 1876.

The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island, in New York Bay. It is over 46 meters tall. It is made of Pure  copper , and holds a gold plated torch in one hand to welcome those arriving in America from across the Ocean. the left hand holds a stone tablet representing the declaration of Independence. There are broken chains representing freedom from bonds at the feet of the statue, and on its head, there is crown with seven points. These seven points symbolize the Seven Seas and Seven Continents- and also the facts that people from all over the world are welcome to America.

The Statue of liberty was designed by French sculptor  Auguste Barthholdi.

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