What is the Statue of Liberty known for?


What is the Statue of Liberty known for?

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The Statue of Liberty was conceived by French abolitionist Édouard René de Laboulaye and French artist Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi in the mid-nineteenth century. During this time, the United States was emerging from its bloody Civil War that brought about the abolition of slavery. In France, the Second French Empire of the last French Monarch Napoleon III had just come to an end as France was moving back toward republican governance.

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The Statue of Liberty is famously known as being a 'gift' from France to the United States. But on a deeper level, the Statue of Liberty was a...

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The New Colossus: Summary & Analysis


Chapter 2 / Lesson 12

Explore Emma Lazarus' poem, ''The New Colossus.'' Read the poem, study the synopsis and analysis, and discover the meaning and significance of the Statue of Liberty.

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