My topic is the Statue of Liberty.
Mrs. Cato approves this topic.

Questions:
Who gave the United States the Statue of Liberty?
*France

Who designed the Statue of Libtery?
*Frederic Auguste Bartholdi: Sculpter Alexandre Gustave Eiffel: Engineer and part designer

Why was it made?
*Show the friendship that was made between France and America during the American Revolution

When was it made?
*Ment to be finished by 1776 but wasn't finished until 10 years later

How long did it take to make it?
*10 years

How did they transport it to the United States?
*By ship sent to New York Harbor and arrived in June of 1885
Split into 350 pieces in 214 crates

Who was involved in the Statue of Liberty besides the designer?
Edouard-Rene LeFebvre de Laboulaye: Came up with the idea
Emperor Napoleon III: Inspiration

What color was it when it was first made?
*Bronze like a penny

Why did it change to green?
*Weathering of the copper

Who built it?
*America was responsible for the pedostal and France the sculpture

Where did they get the money?
*Both countries had fundraisers, events, and shows to raise money for their portion

How tall is it?
*305 feet 6 inches from base to torch

Where is the Statue of Liberty located?
*Ellis Island, New York

How many steps are in the Statue of Liberty?
*154

Cool Funfacts
*Seven rays on the crown one for each continent
*Weighs 225 tons
*There are broken shakles at the foot of the Statue of Liberty which symbolizes oppresion and tyranny

#For many people the statue stands for the freedom of those immigrants who rode in the worst part of the ships to come to America the home of the free

*"History of The Statue of Liberty." Welcome to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. National Park Service, n.d. Web. 13 May 2010. http://statueofliberty.org.

Fisher, Leonard . The Statue of Liberty. New York, New York: Holiday House/New York, 1985. Print.

#"History.com — History Made Every Day — American & World History." America the Story of Us- Statue of Liberty. History Channel , n.d. Web. 14 May 2010. <http://history.com>.

How I will get this information...the plan

I will look up the basic information online in National Archives.
I will check out books at the public library.
I will watch video's online on the History Channel.
I will use the school's databases to look up information.

This looks good so far--now it's time to answer some of those questions with info from valid sources. This topic would be perfect to use the databases--see Mrs. Brem.

Good topic; good job so far! --Mrs. Brem

Article Rough Draft
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in America. (1) The idea was first proposed by the French as way to sybolize the friendship between the United States and France starting in the American Revolution. (1) The French proposed that the statue itself would be made in France and the Americans would have the pedostool ready. (1) The 305 foot and 6 inch statue stands to this day on Ellis Island, New York.

(2) The original man to come up the idea of the giant symbol was Edourad-Rene LeFebvre de Laboulaye. (1) He approached Frederic Auguste Artholdi to design the massic sculpture. (1) Bartholdi hired Alexandre Gustave Eiffel to help with engineering and design.

(1)The Statue was built in 350 pieces and shipped to America in 214 crates. (1) Once the pieces of the statue arrived construction begain. (1) The statue took 10 years to design and build. (1) It was completed in 1886. (1) The structure is made of copper plates. (1) When first built the statue was a bronze color over the years as it has been exposed to the elements and weathering it has turned into a green color.

The Statue of Liberty has many defining features. (1) The crown of Lady Liberty has seven rays representing the seven continents. (1)The statue weighs 225 tons. (1) Another defining feature is that at the foot of the statue is broken shackles representing oppresion and tyranny. (1) A tourist can take the 154 steps to the top to see a view of over New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty is a still a popular tourist attraction today.

(1) "History of The Statue of Liberty." Welcome to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. National Park Service, n.d. Web. 13 May 2010. http://statueofliberty.org.

(2) Fisher, Leonard . The Statue of Liberty. New York, New York: Holiday House/New York, 1985. Print.

I added this information to citizendium.org. http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty