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Summary Reader SCC USA

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  • 1 Introduction

  • Flag: 13 stripes + 50 pointed white stars  + colours
    13 stripes: colonies / 50 states
    White ; purity and innocence
    Red: hardiness and valor
    Blue: Viligance, Perseverance and Justice
  • Pledge of allegiance + when
    Oath of loyalty to the flag of the US + first used on Columbus day
  • Bald eagle;
    1.where does it stand for?
    Was placed where and when?
    National Bird of the US. 
    Stands for Immortality, strenght, courage, freedom.  
    was placed with outspread wings on Great Seal, 1782
  • Liberty Bell ;
    1. When,
    2. Why  
    3. What
    1. Was rung on july 8th,1776
    2. after  the first reading of the declaration of independence.
    3. was rang on every independence day (4th of July) until the death of John Marshall
  • Great Seal
    1. What is it? 
    2. Sides
    1. The official seal of the american government
    2. Observe : 
    *
    eagle = bears a shield  
    *13 stripes = states.
    * the chief =federal government
    * Olive branch = peace
    * 13 arrows = war
    * text:= out of many, one
    Reverse:
    * Pyramid with the all-seeing eye of divine providence
  • Uncle Sam
    Who?
    What?
    Nickname / cartoon image to personify the American Government.
    Samuel Wilson stamped his shipments with the initials of the US during the war of 1812.
  • Statue of Liberty
    Where?
    Symbolizes?
    Gift from?
    Statue on Liberty Island (nyc)
    Symbolizes liberty in form of a woman wearing flowing robes and a spiked crown who holds a torch in her right hand and carries a book in her left hand.
    Gift by the French to mark the 100th anniversary of the war of Independence
  • The national anthem.
    Name?
    Written by, Why, When?
    Name: the Star- Sprangled Banner
    Written by Frances Key after seeing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812
  • Thanksgiving Day
    What?
    When?
    A day of fasting and praying during a period of drought was changed to one of thanksgiving because the rain came during prayers.
    The fourth Thursday of november (holiday)
  • Purple Heart 
    What?
    established by?
    who gets it? 
    Known as?
    Person on medaille?
    1. The order of the Purple heart is the oldest American decoration for military merit.
    2. Originally established by George Washington. 
    3. Is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been killed/wounded in action agains an enemy.  
    4. Badge for Military Merit. 
    5. George Washington
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