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    The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is, we are told, 555 feet high -- higher than the spires of Cologne Cathedral, higher than St. Peter’s in Rome, much higher than the Pyramids. When George Washington died, in December 1799, the new federal capital had already been named in his honor. As a further gesture, the House of Representatives resolved that a marble monument should be built, “so designed as to commemorate the great events of his military and political life.” Washington’s body was to be entombed beneath the shrine. But for various reasons, some unedifying, it was never erected. The soaring obelisk that we call the Washington Monument was a later project, not completed until a hundred years after George Washington had achieved…

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    Introduction: Hook:A Tall monument,it’s shadow stretching over a large city reaching the sky limits everyone looking in awe as the sun sets behind it. Transition:Although the monument has stood in exact same spot for years it still interests people that walk by or visit to see the view. Thesis Statement:This presentation will be over why it's important,why it represents george washington,and who built it. Why is it important? The washington monument is important because it represents the…

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    The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and other iconic national monuments have all been successful in commemorating certain times and figures in history. While these monuments are simple symbols of the United States' past, it required much thought and contemplation of certain factors to make them impactful and appropriate. In the development of a monument, an agency should consider the suggested location and the purpose behind the memorial, because these factors…

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    towering Washington Monument. I was a 16-year-old girl about to spend a week of her summer in Washington D.C. learning about the founding fathers of America and dreading every minute of it. My family was going to take our trip to D.C. two summers ago, but my sister and I convinced my parents that it would not be enjoyable if we had to drive rather than fly. Last summer, however, my parents overruled their crabby teenage daughters and we made the 18-hour drive to D.C. Instead of taking our…

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    At the end of the center of the eastern section of the Mall in Washington D.C. stands the Washington Monument. The monument rises just over 555' tall and was finished in 1884. The shape of the Washington Monument is that of an Egyptian obelisk which stands as an anchor for the Capital of the Nation. What is unique about this structure is not only its enormous size (it is the tallest obelisk in the world) but its change of material color of the monument from the bottom third of the structure.…

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    Dbq Monument Analysis

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    memorialize a person or event. One can write a song, construct a scrapbook, or design a monument to commemorate a special person or a important event. In order to acknowledge a monument, first take in consideration that the location, size,a materials, and purpose either make be successful or unsuccessful. When a group or agency comes together as one to analyze memorializing an event or person through a monument, they have to dwell upon the location of the monument. A beautiful park or a place…

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    Monuments serve as archaic examples of mortal lifespan and progressing mentality and politics. As proven by the ever-changing form of political stature or correctness, and social mentality to various figures, messagage and controversy ever depicted in the ostentatious "aura" of figuratively and literally failing monuments and depictions throughout society, time and history alike. "The monumental core of washington serves much like a pilgrimage site" (Savage Kirk; Washington D.C, The national…

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    Monuments are a way people remember the past. They can represent people, events or a document. Some monuments are created that should not be. For example, they do not follow a certain criteria.When people create monuments, they should take into consideration the location and the historical significance. When people think of a monument, they automatically think of the location. If the location is somewhere "... with no historical significance." (Source A) why is even there? " The site of the…

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    Monument Synthesis Essay

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    In today’s society many people view monuments as something boring or outdated. There's more to it than you think . Several components contribute to the success of a masterpiece like a monument. First In order to build a proper monument you would need a place that would feel sacred. When a place fells sacred it helps to create authority where the monument stands. For a monument to never lose its meaning, it should have an affect on everyone that sees it, so much so, generations to come will…

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    Why Monument Is Important

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    In today’s society many people view monuments as something boring or outdated. There's more to it than you think . Several components contribute to the success of a masterpiece like a monument. First In order to build a proper monument you would need a place that would feel sacred. When a place fells sacred it helps to create authority where the monument stands. For a monument to never lose its meaning, it should have an effect on everyone that sees it, so much so, generations to come will…

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