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A useful guide to US Symbols. Discover facts and information on a selection of iconic US symbols including the Statue of Liberty, American Flag, US Seal and the National Anthem.

Symbols of America
There are many individual symbols that are significant to Americans, some are national symbols such as the Bald Eagle whereas other symbols have a specific significance to an individual state. Each US state has its own bird, flower and motto. Discover a selection of facts about US symbols, great to help with homework or to help you brush up on general knowledge for your next quiz!

 

Symbols of America | American Flag

America Symbols - Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag
The Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag was written by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and is a pledge by US citizens of their loyalty to America. The pledge can be described as a national symbol of America. The following words are said by patriotic American citizens: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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There are hundreds of American symbols which help to make the citizens of this wonderful country proud of their heritage including:

Map of the Individual US States

Map of the Unites States showing the location of each state

US Symbols - Facts
Enjoy the following selection of interesting facts about the many national symbols of America, a fun way to learn more about important symbols of the United States of America:

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America Symbols Fact 1: The Statue of Liberty commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of liberty in America and marked the end of slavery after the Civil War

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America Symbols Fact 2: The Bald Eagle is the national bird of America

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America Symbols Fact 3: The Rose is the national flower of America

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America Symbols Fact 4: The Star Spangled Banner is Americas national anthem and the lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by amateur poet Francis Scott Key

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America Symbols Fact 5: The Liberty Bell is symbolic of freedom. The iconic bell rang while Congress signed the US Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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America Symbols Fact 6: The Great Seal of the United States is a national symbol. The seal is kept locked away in the Exhibit Hall of the Department of State in Washington and only attached to specific presidential documents

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America Symbols Fact 7: The national motto of the United States is "In God we Trust"

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America Symbols Fact 8: Apart from Hawaii, Iowa, Oklahoma, Vermont and Wyoming, all the states of America allow time in the school day for children to recite the pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag

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America Symbols Fact 9: In 2004, the mighty Oak tree was declared as the national tree of America. The oak tree is synonymous all over the world as a symbol of strength and power

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America Symbols Fact 10: The Whitehouse, Mount Rushmore, The Alamo, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery are all examples of national US symbols. Each has its own unique significance to the people of America

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America Fact 11: The colors Red, White and Blue are symbolic to America. The color red symbolises valor and bravery, White is symbolic of purity and innocence and Blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance and justice

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America Fact 12: The Latin phrases "E pluribus unum" and "Annuit cúptis" both appear on the reverse of the seal of the United States. "E pluribus unum" means "One out of man" and "Annuit cúptis" means "He approves of the undertakings"

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America Fact 13: The US declaration of Independence was signed on the 4th July 1776 and is one of the most important national and patriotic symbols of the US

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America Fact 14: The correct name for the Statue of Liberty is "Liberty Enlightening the World" and was a gift to America from France

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America Fact 15: There are no national holidays in the US, each state sets its own holidays. Labor day, (1st monday in September) Veterans day (11th November) and Independence day (4th Thursday in November) are however observed in all US states

US Symbols - America Flag Facts
Did you know....that the background of the flag of America has thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red which alternate with white stripes. In the canton (upper hoist-side corner) there is a blue rectangle with fifty small, white, 5 pointed stars. Each of the 50 stars on the flag represents one of the states of America. The 13 stripes on the United States flag represent the 13 original colonies (also known as Old Glory). The red stripes can be found at the top and bottom of the United States Flag. The stars on the United States flag are arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of stars. Six stars are displayed on the top and bottom rows. Finally, the rows of six stars alternate with rows of five stars.

The US Flag | One of the National Symbols of America

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  • National and America State Symbols

  • Examples of patriotic symbols

  • US Symbols include: American National Anthem, American National seal, pledge of allegiance to America and the Statue of Liberty

  • Facts about American symbols

Picture of a Bald Eagle Flying | Iconic American Symbol

 

Pictures and Videos of US Symbols
Discover the vast selection of pictures which relate to the symbols of America and illustrate the different symbols, codes, emblems and signs that we see in everyday US life. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great educational resource for everyone! Find out about different national US Symbols, their meaning and use today.

 

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