The capital city of the United States is
Washington, D.C. There are many things to see during a visit to the
nation's capital. Washington, D.C. is home to many monuments and
memorials. Below are three memorials or monuments in Washington,
D.C. that honor past presidents of the U.S.
The Washington Monument was built to
honor the first president of the United States, George Washington.
The Washington Monument is the tallest structure in Washington, D.C. The
monument is about 555 feet tall. There are 897 steps to the top of
the Washington Monument, but visitors use the elevator which takes 70
seconds to reach the top.
The Lincoln Memorial was made to
honor President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.
The Lincoln Memorial has 36 columns that represent, or stand for, the
number of states in the Union during the time Lincoln was president.
The stone steps of the memorial lead to a 19-foot tall statue of Lincoln.
The Lincoln Memorial is 99 feet tall and is pictured on the back of a
The Jefferson Memorial was built to
honor Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the U.S. Construction
of the memorial began on December 15, 1938. The top of the Jefferson
Memorial is in a dome shape. It also has 26 columns. Inside
the memorial is a 19-foot tall statue of Jefferson. Jefferson's writings
are engraved in the interior walls of the memorial.
Use the information above to complete the
1. Washington, D.C. is home to many
2. Many of the monuments and
memorials in Washington, D.C. honor past U.S.
3. The Washington Monument honors the
president of the United States, George Washington.
4. The Washington Monument is the
structure in Washington, D.C.
Choose true or false for the following
5. The Lincoln Memorial honors the
13th president of the United States.
6. There were 36 states in the Union
when Lincoln was president.
7. The Lincoln Memorial is pictured
on the back of a nickel.
8. The Jefferson Memorial honors the
3rd president of the U.S.
9. The top of the Jefferson Memorial
is shaped like a triangle.
10. The interior walls of the Jefferson
Memorial are engraved with Jefferson's writings.
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