What is the Statue of Liberty known for?

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What is the Statue of Liberty known for?

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The Statue of Liberty was conceived by French abolitionist Édouard René de Laboulaye and French artist Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi in the mid-nineteenth century. During this time, the United States was emerging from its bloody Civil War that brought about the abolition of slavery. In France, the Second French Empire of the last French Monarch Napoleon III had just come to an end as France was moving back toward republican governance.

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The Statue of Liberty is famously known as being a 'gift' from France to the United States. But on a deeper level, the Statue of Liberty was a...

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The New Colossus: Summary & Analysis

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You've probably heard the phrase 'huddled masses yearning to breathe free' a million times, but did you know it's from 'The New Colossus?' Check out this lesson, where you'll find a synopsis and analysis of this poem on the Statue of Liberty!


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