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Notable US Sights - Chapter Summary
Our instructors outline information about some of the most amazing places in the United States with these informative lessons. If you're preparing for an exam, you can take the lesson quizzes or chapter test to prepare. It's easy to contact an instructor if you have questions about any of the topics presented here. Our learning tools are available 24 hours a day so you can study at whatever time is best for you. These lessons are designed to help you:
- Understand the history of the Rainbow Bridge National Monument
- Describe the wildlife associated with the Natural Bridge Caverns
- Explore facts associated with Brooklyn Bridge Park
1. Rainbow Bridge National Monument: History & Facts
This lesson goes over a brief history of the Rainbow Bridge National Monument. You'll learn how this natural formation came to be and how it was 'discovered' not all that long ago.
2. Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas: Wildlife, History & Facts
In this lesson, we will explore the history, geological formation, and discovery of Natural Bridge Caverns outside of San Antonio, Texas. We'll learn about the natural features of the cave system, its animal life, and its significance as a historic site.
3. Brooklyn Bridge Park: History & Facts
Let's explore Brooklyn Bridge Park, a recent addition to the atlas of green spaces in New York. We will learn about the history and development of the park, and then discover how architects transformed the landscape for benefit of its human and animal visitors.
4. Washington Monument: History, Design & Construction
The Washington Monument is one of the most famous landmarks in the United States, but how much do you know about it? In this lesson, we'll look at the design of this structure, and see how construction challenges almost left it unfinished.
5. Why is the Washington Monument Important?
Built to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States, the Washington Monument's obelisk shape evokes the grandness and symbolism of ancient Egypt. In this lesson, we'll cover the monument's history and why it's important.
6. The Apotheosis of George Washington: Symbolism & Analysis
George Washington has been honored in many ways, but one is particularly unique. In this lesson, we'll explore the ''Apotheosis of George Washington'' and analyze its enigmatic content.
7. The Jefferson Memorial: Design, Location & History
In this lesson we will learn about the Jefferson Memorial. We will learn when and why it was built, and we will analyze the way it stands as a memorial to America's third president.
8. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial: History, Statues & Facts
How do you commemorate the life of a president as influential as FDR? In this lesson, we are going to explore the FDR Memorial and see how it was designed to reflect FDR's presidency and legacy.
9. Millford Plantation: History & Architecture
The Millford Plantation's architecture, history of owners, and interior furnishings bring it to life. In this lesson we explore the architecture and influence of this historic estate.
10. The Interior Design of Millford Plantation
The Millford Plantation is an antebellum mansion built in the Greek Revival style. Find out how it is one of few plantations in South Carolina to escape the destruction of the Civil War. In this lesson, we will look at Millford Plantation and its interior design.
11. The Green Room of the White House: Facts & Paintings
Spoiler alert: Not all of the White House is actually white. In this lesson, we're going to check out the Green Room, and see how it came to have its current purpose and color.
12. History of Head House Square in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is full of historic landmarks and in this lesson, we'll look at a unique one. We are going to explore the history of Head House Square and see what it's meant throughout the city's storied history.
13. Horace Trumbauer: Architecture & Biography
American architect Horace Trumbauer wasn't recognized for his work until after his death. He designed gorgeous residences in many styles, and in this lesson we'll learn about his life and work.
14. The Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg: History & Demolition
Can a building be both important and inappropriate? Yes, if it sits in the middle of a historic battlefield. In this lesson, learn about the tangled history of the Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg.
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- Famous Architectural Works
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