The Statue of Liberty, New York, U.S.A.

The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the American people From the people of France. It was made by the Frence sculpture, Frederic Auguste Bartholde, to celebrate the one hundredth anneversary of American independent.

The statue is called ''Liberty Enlightening the World''.It shows the figure of a woman in flowing robes, standing among broken chains. She is holding a torch in her uplifted right hand. In her left hand is a law book on which is inscribed''July 4, 1776,''the date of the American declaration of Independence. A light shines out from the torch and the statue is floodlit at night.

And more to know guys this statue weihgs 225 tones and it measures 46 meters high to the top of the torch. It stands on a pedestal, or base which rises 47 metrs from the ground. You know that thousands of people visit the Statue of Liberty every year. An elevator inside takes visitors to the bottom of the statue. They walk up 168 steps inside the statue to the head, where they can look out.

On a plaque at the entrance to the statue are verses by the American poet, Emma Lazarus. They read in part:

Give me your tired,your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breaht free,
The wretched refuse of your
teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
tempest-tossed to me,
I left my lamp beside the golden door.
Its very great Guy's....The smile pockets a rattling controversy.

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