Statue of Liberty - Research Article from U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 11 pages of information about Statue of Liberty.
This section contains 3,185 words
(approx. 11 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Statue of Liberty Encyclopedia Article

Built (work completed) in 1884

France

Unveiled in 1886

New York Harbor, New York

America's symbol of democracy and welcome to immigrants

Statue of Liberty. © Kelly-Mooney Photography/Corbis. Statue of Liberty. © Kelly-Mooney Photography/Corbis.

"From her beacon-hand / Glows world-wide welcome …"

In New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, an elegant lady holding a torch to light the way for hundreds of thousands of European immigrants, is a stirring symbol of both the United States and its welcoming embrace of "huddled masses yearning to breathe free." The image of the statue is widely reproduced as a celebration of the American political system and the country's history as a collection of immigrants who together built a new nation on the North American continent. Like written documents such as the Declaration of Independence (1776) declaring that "all men are created equal," the Statue of Liberty has a long history behind its symbolism.

The Statue of...

(read more)

This section contains 3,185 words
(approx. 11 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Statue of Liberty Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
UXL
Statue of Liberty from UXL. ©2005-2006 by U•X•L. U•X•L is an imprint of Thomson Gale, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook