18 Facts About Statue of Liberty

1. The Statue of Liberty was placed on the granite pedestal in the star-shaped walls of Fort Wood.

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2. The Statue of Liberty was to be a joint effort between the United States and France.

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3. The Statue of Liberty has over the years has symbolized the freedom and the democracy of the United States.

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4. The Statue of Liberty is to honor the Union victory in Civil war.

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5. The Statue of Liberty is the iconic symbol for honoring Friendship between two nations.

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6. The Statue of Liberty took about 25 years to change from its original reddish-brown color.

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7. The Statue of Liberty is a representation of freedom and features a female figure dressed in a robe representing a Roman goddess, Libertas.

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8. The Statue of Liberty was not a gift from France to America.

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9. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

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10. On July 5, 1986, the Statue of Liberty reopened to the public in a centennial celebration.

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11. The Statue of Liberty was then given to the United States and erected atop an American-designed pedestal on a small island in Upper New York Bay, now known as Liberty Island, and dedicated by President Grover Cleveland in 1886.

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12. In 1916, the Statue of Liberty was damaged by an act of German sabotage.

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13. The Statue of Liberty was actually copper-colored until 1902, when it started to develop a patina.

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14. As an American icon, the Statue of Liberty has been depicted on the country's coinage and stamps.

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15. The Statue of Liberty was one of the earliest beneficiaries of a cause marketing campaign.

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16. Statue of Liberty is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess.

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17. Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States.

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18. On this day in the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.

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