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  Lincoln Memorial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lincoln Memorial, on the extended axis of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is a United States Presidential Memorial built for United States President Abraham Lincoln.
The focus of the memorial is Daniel Chester French's sculpture of Lincoln, seated.
The Lincoln Memorial is shown on the reverse of the United States penny.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lincoln_Memorial   (1495 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial - MSN Encarta
Construction began in 1914 and the memorial was dedicated in 1922 on Memorial Day (May 30).
Lincoln’s only surviving son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was the guest of honor at the dedication.
In 1939 famed fl singer Marian Anderson performed at the memorial after being denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578453/Lincoln_Memorial.html   (360 words)

  
 Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is a United States Presidential Memorial that preserves the Lincoln City, Indiana farm site where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1816 to 1830.
The rock that Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address from has been moved from Pennsylvania to the park.
The National Memorial was authorized by Congress on February 19, 1962.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lincoln_Boyhood_National_Memorial   (191 words)

  
 LINCOLN MEMORIAL SHRINE - LINCOLN AND THE SOLDIERS SPECIAL EXHIBIT
When Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as the 16th president of the United States in March of 1861, he faced the greatest challenge in the history of the Republic.
Lincoln was faced with the choice of a humiliating capitulation or a fratricidal war.
Lincoln would later remark that although he saw a lot of bloodshed in the war, most of it was drawn by mosquitoes.
www.lincolnshrine.org /bechtloff.htm   (387 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial - tScholars.com
The memorial has been the site of many speeches, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream", delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
A Lincoln statue was dedicated inside the Rotunda of the Capitol on January 25, 1871, in the presence of Ulysses S. Grant.
The "Emancipation Memorial" (1876) in Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill portrays a kneeling man representing the last man captured under the Fugitive Slave Law, who snaps slavery's chains as Lincoln proffers the Emancipation Proclamation.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Lincoln_Memorial   (1441 words)

  
 Monuments & Memorials -- Lincoln Memorial
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky, and became the 16th President of the United States, leading his country through its greatest trial, the Civil War.
A memorial plaque in the plaza commemorates the subsequent admission of Alaska and Hawaii.
The Lincoln Memorial is staffed from 8 a.m.
www.tourofdc.org /monuments/lincoln-memorial   (763 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Lincoln Memorial stands at the west end of the National Mall as a neoclassical monument to the 16th President.
Construction began in 1914, and the memorial was opened to the public in 1922.
The Lincoln Memorial, administered by the National Park Service, is on the west end of National Mall, located in West Potomac Park, in line with the US Capitol and the Washington Monument, bordered by Constitution, Independence Aves.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/wash/dc71.htm   (362 words)

  
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Lincoln may have hoped that the silliness (as well as the danger) of the proposed contest would bring Shields to his senses, but both men went ahead with their preparations for the duel until their seconds managed to arrange a peaceable settlement.
Lincoln afterwards was embarrassed by the incident and rarely spoke of it.
Lincoln was not particularly musical, but when a band serenaded him in the White House at the end of the Civil War, he asked it to play “Dixie,” saying, “I have always thought ‘Dixie’ one of the best tunes I have ever heard.
www.thelincolnmuseum.org /new/research/stories.html   (772 words)

  
 NPR : Lincoln Memorial, Present at the Creation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At 19 feet tall, the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln is almost as imposing as the Memorial itself.
Christopher Thomas is the author of The Lincoln Memorial and American Life, which will be published by Princeton University Press in May. He notes that the most popular image, a standing statue of Lincoln at Grant's Park in Chicago, isn't the one that Bacon ended up choosing.
"Lincoln had been a controversial figure for so long in Washington that authorities were deadly afraid of raising any awkward or embarrassing questions," Thomas says, explaining the route they eventually chose -- a focus on Lincoln's efforts to rebuild the broken nation.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/lincoln   (685 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial
From the Lincoln Memorial to the Robert E. Lee Memorial is 3 miles.
The Lincoln Memorial monument is 107 acres, in Potomac Park, Washington, D.C., built during 1914-17.
The Lincoln Memorial is staffed from 8 p.m.
www.carteretcountyschools.org /aes/dc03/LincolnMemorial.htm   (466 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is unique because it looks as much to the future as it does to the past.
The Lincoln Memorial, reflective of the time it was built, has been able to mature with age into a true symbol of freedom and unity.
At its most basic level the Lincoln Memorial symbolizes the idea of freedom, As a powerful symbol of freedom, the Lincoln Memorial continues to serve as a light to the rest of the world.
www.carteretcountyschools.org /aes/dc/LincolnMemorial.htm   (543 words)

  
 NARA - Educators and Students - The Unfinished Lincoln Memorial
It was on the memorial's steps that singer Marian Anderson gave her Easter Sunday concert in 1939 after being turned away from Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution and where Dr.
In describing his tribute to Lincoln, French said: "The memorial tells you just what manner of man you are come to pay homage to; his simplicity, his grandeur, and his power." President Warren G. Harding dedicated the building and the sculpture on May 30, 1922.
The headless image of Lincoln is prophetic of the somber aspects of the decade that is most remembered for its flappers, flivvers, and frivolity.
www.archives.gov /education/lessons/lincoln-memorial   (450 words)

  
 Ben's Guide (3-5): Statues and Memorials -- The Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln was President during the Civil War (1861-65).
The memorial, which was built between 1914 and 1922, symbolizes his belief that all people should be free.
The names of the 48 states in the Union (when the memorial was completed in 1922) are carved on the walls along the outside of the memorial.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/symbols/lincoln.html   (211 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial
Construction for the Lincoln Memorial began on February 12, 1914, and was dedicated by President Warren G. Harding on May 30, 1922.
The giant seated figure of Lincoln overlooks the Reflecting Pool toward the Washington Monument and the Capitol.
Memorial walls are inscribed with passages from the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln's second Inaugural Address.
www.senate.gov /~feinstein/lincoln_memorial.html   (103 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to this noble man. In honor of the 16th president, a majestic statute of Abraham Lincoln sits in the center chamber of the memorial.
Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address is displayed on the edifice's south wall below a mural, painted by Jules Guerin, showing the "angel of truth" freeing a slave.
It was on the memorial's steps that singer Marian Anderson gave her Easter Sunday concert in 1939 after being turned away from Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
www.byways.org /browse/byways/2274/places/31202   (376 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial - Memorial Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lincoln believed in his country, and was willing to fight tooth and nail to keep it from falling apart.
Lincoln was born in a small cabin in Kentucky, once described as "a hunters hut not fit to be called a home".
Had Lincoln not run for President, choosing instead to live a more genteel and privileged life, the tensions over slavery would have most certainly driven a stake into the heart of America, possibly resulting in the evolution of two constantly warring nations.
www.mybigadventure.com /index.php?action=Stats&stat=Memorials&date=20041027.3&page=5   (443 words)

  
 Photos of theLincoln Memorial, Washington, DC
The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most profound symbols of American Democracy in the world.
It is a memorial that celebrates the tremendous accomplishments which have united the nation for more than two hundred years.
Perhaps the reason the Lincoln Memorial holds such a special place in the hearts of all Americans is because it serves as a place to celebrate things that unite us as a nation, as well as a place to focus on the things that still divide us.
www.eteel.com /Washington_DC/photos/Lincoln_Memorial.html   (218 words)

  
 LMU baseball
The Lincoln Memorial University baseball team made a strong run at making the 2006 Gulf South Conference Tournament but in the end it wasn’t meant to be, as the #10 nationally ranked Falcons of the University of Montevallo dashed the Railsplitters' hope in Sunday’s final game of the series.
The Lincoln Memorial baseball team swept a double-header from the University of West Florida on Saturday afternoon to have a chance to sweep a conference team for the third time this season and to keep Gulf South Conference Tournament hopes alive.
Although the Lincoln Memorial baseball team suffered its worst loss in baseball history Saturday afternoon 29-4, the Railsplitters had already taken care of business on Friday in the first two games of the series with West Alabama, winning 7-3 and 6-1 to win the series with a two games to one split.
www.lmunet.edu /Athletics/Baseball/index.htm   (1196 words)

  
 Abraham Lincoln Online -- Your Source for Lincoln News
Lincoln speaks in Bloomington, Illinois, at a German meeting anti-Nebraska bill meeting.
Lincoln speaks in Columbus, Ohio, attacking the popular sovereignty position of Stephen Douglas.
"Lincoln is a strong man, but his strength is of a peculiar kind; it is not aggressive so much as passive, and among passive things, it is like the strength not so much of a stone buttress as of a wire cable."
www.netins.net /showcase/creative/lincoln.html   (156 words)

  
 The Lincoln Memorial
The memorial is to honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.
The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1922, by President Warren G. Harding.
Robert Todd Lincoln, the only son of President Lincoln who was alive then, was there to see the dedication.
www.hobart.k12.in.us /ksms/AmerSym/LincolnMemorial.htm   (294 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial - Wikimedia Commons
English: The Lincoln Memorial is a memorial to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.
Deutsch: Das Lincoln Memorial ist ein Denkmal zu Ehren Abraham Lincolns, des 16.
Lincoln Memorial as viewed from the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Lincoln_Memorial   (92 words)

  
 City of Lincoln Council - Memorial service in Lincoln marks ...
A memorial service was due to be held at Sincil Bank today to mark the 20th anniversary of the Bradford Fire Disaster, which claimed the lives of 56 football fans including two from Lincoln.
The tribute, led by Lincoln City Football Club’s Chaplain, Rev Andrew Vaughan, was to be held at 12 noon on Wednesday 11th May at the Stacey West Stand — named after the two Lincoln City fans who died, Bill Stacey and Jim West.
It is the first Lincoln remembrance of its kind for the victims of the disaster that unfolded at Valley Parade on 11th May 1985.
www.lincoln.gov.uk /news_det.asp?id=6428   (603 words)

  
 Reference Library - Social Studies - American Landmarks - Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial, located in Washington, D.C., was built to honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.
The Lincoln Memorial was built to honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.
Surrounding the monument are 36 marble columns representing the 36 states of the Union at the time of Abraham Lincoln's death.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/SocialStudies/Landmarks/Lincoln.htm   (138 words)

  
 Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln had traveled from Washington to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to dedicate a cemetery for soldiers.
Around the outside are 36 columns, one for each state when Lincoln was President.
I have a dream my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
teacher.scholastic.com /lessonrepro/lessonplans/profbooks/lincolnmem.htm   (291 words)

  
 Monuments & Memorials -- Jefferson Memorial
Placing the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin, directly south of the White House achieved this, for these monuments, the White House, and the Capitol completed the east-west axis and its complementary north-south alignment, creating a monumental heart for the city.
Rudulph Evans was sculptor of the bronze statue of Jefferson in the center of the memorial.
The memorial was dedicated in 1943 on the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's birth, four years after President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone.
www.tourofdc.org /monuments/jefferson-memorial   (633 words)

  
 Explore DC: Lincoln Memorial
Anchoring the Mall on its western end is the Lincoln Memorial, honoring Abraham Lincoln, the nation's 16th president.
The interior of the memorial is dominated by a massive, brooding statue of Lincoln that has evoked reverence in visitors of all ages.
The site of the memorial, dedicated to the memory of what many historians believe to be America's greatest president, has been used by many groups to state their case to the government and the American people.
www.exploredc.org /index.php?id=126   (397 words)

  
 Daniel Chester French: The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial was authorised by the Washington D.C. Commission of Fine Arts on July 17, 1911.
Carved in 28 sections of Georgia marble, the statue was transported to Washington D.C. and in place for the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial on May 20, 1922.
French's "Lincoln" is certainly his most well known statue and in its setting in the Lincoln Memorial, by far his most widely beloved.
www.yeodoug.com /resources/dc_french/lincoln_memorial/dcfrench_lincoln_memorial.html   (566 words)

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