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The Lincoln Memorial for Kids

The Lincoln Memorial for Kids
in this video we are learning about a very special american monument called the

lincoln

memorial

the

lincoln

memorial

is an american monument in washington dc the capital of the united states as you could probably tell from the name the

lincoln

memorial

honors abraham

lincoln

the 16th president of the united states abraham

lincoln

is most famous for being the president of the united states during the civil war and abolishing slavery he was one of the most influential presidents in american history we mentioned earlier that the

lincoln

memorial

is in washington d.c the capital of the united states the

lincoln

memorial

is in a section of washington dc called the national mall can you say the national mall the national mall the national mall is a big park in downtown washington dc with many important historical monuments right down here you can see the

lincoln

memorial

hi

lincoln

memorial

how you doing then right in front of the

lincoln

memorial

is a big pool that's right a big pool a pool called the reflecting pool it is a large rectangular pool that was built shortly after the

lincoln

memorial

was dedicated in 1922. there are beautiful walking paths around the reflecting pool it is an amazing sight to see the reflections of the monuments in the water it's not for swimming you know but it looks so beautiful then across from the

lincoln

memorial

on the other side of the reflecting pool is the washington monument a monument honoring george washington one of the founding...
the lincoln memorial for kids
fathers of the united states of america and the first president of the united states there are other monuments as well in the national mall that pay tribute and honor to significant people and events in american history so if anyone says i'm going to the national mall they aren't talking about going shopping all right they're talking about visiting the large park in downtown washington dc and the monuments there hey do you remember what year the

lincoln

memorial

was dedicated we mentioned it briefly when we were talking about the national mall do you remember uh-huh 1922 the

lincoln

memorial

was dedicated in 1922. on may 30th 1922 the

lincoln

memorial

was dedicated here is a picture of president warren g harding on that day it was such a special day plus abraham

lincoln

's son robert todd

lincoln

was able to attend the dedication he was the last surviving son of abraham

lincoln

and was 78 years old when the

lincoln

memorial

was dedicated everyone was so impressed with it it's designed like a classic greek temple and it's made of marble from colorado you might have noticed the

lincoln

memorial

has a lot of columns the

lincoln

memorial

has 36 columns representing the 36 states that were in the united states during his presidency the most memorable part of the

lincoln

memorial

for most people is the statue of abraham

lincoln

inside the statue is 19 feet tall and it's made of marble that came from the state of georgia it took four years to finish the...
the lincoln memorial for kids
statue that's a long time four years now here's something cool okay the

lincoln

memorial

is open 24 hours a day okay that means you can even visit the

lincoln

memorial

at night i mean look how cool this is this is the statue of abraham

lincoln

at night it looks awesome at night because it is well lit allowing people to stop by and reflect on the legacy of abraham

lincoln

regardless of what time it is that's so cool here is another amazing fact on august 28 1963 dr martin luther king jr gave his famous i have a dream speech from the steps of the

lincoln

memorial

yeah that's where he delivered that speech that famous i have a dream speech it was delivered on the steps of the

lincoln

memorial

here's a fact that's a little sad you know the us penny used to feature the

lincoln

memorial

on the back you could even see a little abraham

lincoln

inside of the

lincoln

memorial

super cool right but in 2008 they changed it to the union shield and the union shield is cool but you know the

lincoln

memorial

used to be there you know we like the

lincoln

memorial

right comment below do you think the

lincoln

memorial

should have stayed on the penny let us no we still have the five dollar bill right the five dollar bill still has the

lincoln

memorial

well you know it used to be on the penny too you know and then they changed it here is our final fact about the

lincoln

memorial

the

lincoln

memorial

is a popular monument to visit in fact it is estimated that over 6 million...
the lincoln memorial for kids
people visit the

lincoln

memorial

every year over 6 million people not only is the

lincoln

memorial

a tribute to abraham

lincoln

but it has also become a symbol of washington dc itself