The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most recognized buildings in Washington D.C. It honors a president who is loved by many for trying to bring the North and South back together after the Civil War. As it says above Lincoln’s statue: “In this temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.”
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How deep is the foundation of the monument?
Why are their 36 columns around the monument?
What is the ceiling of the monument made up of?
How tall would the statue of Lincoln be if he was standing up?
How big was the statue originally planned to be?
Why is Martin Luther King Jr’s name on the Lincoln Memorial?
Find out more about the Lincoln Memorial and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
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