8 Most Recognized Symbols in the United States
The American Flag
The American flag consists of 13 alternating red and white stripes representing the original 13 colonies, and 50 white stars on a blue field representing the current 50 states.
The Bald Eagle
The national bird and symbol of the United States, the bald eagle represents freedom, strength, and resilience.
The Statue of Liberty
Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom and democracy.
The Great Seal of the United States
This seal features an eagle holding a shield with 13 stripes and a banner reading "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of Many, One).
The Liberty Bell
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Liberty Bell is a symbol of American independence and freedom.
This national memorial features the carved faces of four U.S. presidents—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt
The Washington Monument
This towering obelisk in Washington, D.C., honors the first U.S. president, George Washington.
The Lincoln Memorial
Also located in Washington, D.C., this memorial honors Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president.
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