The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World

1417 Words Jan 27th, 2018 6 Pages
"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World": was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.
2. “Treaty of Peace at Versailles”: refers to The Peace of Paris (1783), a set of treaties which ended the American Revolutionary War. In September 1783, King George III of Great Britain signed a treaty in Paris with the United States known as the Treaty of Paris (1783) and two treaties at Versailles with King Louis XVI of France and King Charles III of Spain known as the Treaties of Versailles (1783).
3. Lafayette: During the American Revolution, French military man Marquis de La Fayette served under George Washington as a Major General in the Continental Army.

The first article that I examined from Harper’s Weekly was titled “The Statue of Liberty.” The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France. “In the early 1880s, French citizens raised money to present to the United States Liberty Enlightening the World, the immense sculpture by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi”. (Edwards 90.) It is important to note that gift was not from the French government. It was a gesture of friendship from its citizens and I feel symbolized the stature, in France’s eyes, that America had achieved in the world during the Gilded Age. The Harper’s article discusses the dedication on October 28, 1886 of the statue of “Liberty Enlightening…
Open Document