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Unformatted text preview: Liebnau 1 [Tyler Liebnau] [Mr. Virgiels] [Computers] [November 15, 2007] The Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty is one of the most universal symbols of democracy and political freedom in the world. She was given to the American people by the people of France originally as a symbol of international friendship developed during the American Revolution. In France, sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design the statue that was to be delivered to the United States in 1876 to commemorate the Declaration of Independence. Bartholdi recruited Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, to design the massive iron pylon and secondary skeletal framework that actually allows the Statue’s “skin” to move independently. The United States was in charge of building the pedestal for the Statue to stand on. And finally, France was to put it all together in the United States. However, both countries ran into financial difficulties and had to launch huge fund-raising campaigns to...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Vladimir during the Fall '11 term at Central Mich..
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