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A useful guide to the patriotic symbols of America. There are many iconic patriotic emblems in America including the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, Mount Rushmore, the American Flag, US Seal and of course, the American National Anthem.

Patriotic Symbols of America
Find out about the Patriotic symbols of the USA. A great to help with homework or for brushing up on questions for your next general knowledge quiz! We have included a selection of questions and answers about specific patriotic symbols as well as useful facts on a selection of important patriotic symbols, suitable for all ages, adults and kids!

 

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Patriotic Symbols of America - Questions
What symbols are important to Americans? What are the most patriotic and important national symbols? Find out a selection of interesting facts about some of the most important patriotic symbols of America. Find the answers to these questions and more! (you can find the answers at the bottom of the page!) Lots of interesting and useful information on a selection of Patriotic symbols:

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question One: Where is the Liberty Bell?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Two: In what US state would you find Mount Rushmore?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Three: What former four presidents of America are commemorated in the Mount Rushmore sculpture?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Four: Name the thirteen colonies of America that declared independence from the United Kingdom in 1776 and formed the United States of America?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Five: What is the official flower of America?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Six: What is the national bird of America?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Seven: What are the words of the patriotic pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Eight: What is the national patriotic motto of America?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Nine: What items does the Eagle pictured in the great seal of America hold in its talons?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Ten: What is the name of the national anthem of America?

Patriotic Symbols - Liberty Bell

  • The bell was rung on July 8, 1776 when the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence took place

  • The Liberty Bell is inscribed with the following bible passage: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" (Lev. 25:10)

  • The bell is symbolic of freedom and Independence

  • The bell is made of 70% copper, 25% tin and the other 5% is made up of small amounts of lead, zinc, arsenic, gold and silver

  • The bell weighs 2080 pounds

  • The liberty bell can be found at the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historic Park where it is an extremely popular tourist attraction

  • There are many stories about how the bell was cracked, the most popular story is that it cracked while being rung in honor of George Washington's birthday in 1846

Liberty Bell Image | Example of a Patriotic American Symbol

Patriotic Symbols - US Seal

  • The seal is attached to certain important documents including foreign treaties. It is kept in a wooden cabinet on display to the public in the Exhibit Hall of the Department of State, Washington, D.C.

  • The US seal features many individual patriotic symbols of America and there are different images on both sides

  • The motto 'E pluribus Unum' meaning 'Out of Many, One' appears on the front of the seal and symbolises that America was a single nation made from 13 colonies

  • The Bald Eagle is Americas national bird and is pictured with a shield on its breast containing thirteen red and white stripes

  • The eagle grasps an olive branch in its left talons and a bundle of thirteen arrows in its right

  • The olive branch and arrows are symbols for the power of peace and war.

  • There are also several patriotic symbols on the reverse of the state seal including a Pyramid with thirteen steps and the year 1776 in Roman numerals engraved at its base (1776 was the beginning of the American new era)

  • An eye (also referred to as the eye of providence) with the Latin motto Annuit Coeptis above it

  • A scroll appears under the pyramid and reads: Novus Ordo Seclorum which is Latin for New Order of the Ages (1776 was the beginning of the American new era)

Image of the US Seal | An example of a Patriotic American Symbol

Patriotic Symbols - National Bird

  • The Bald Eagle is the national bird of America

  • It became the national emblem of the United States of America in 1792

  • The bald eagle symbol appears on US currency and is a symbol of power, freedom and strength

  • Its scientific name is Haliaeetus leucocephalus

  • The bald eagle is the only sea eagle which is endemic to North America and its range includes North America, part of Canada and some sightings have occured in Northern Mexico

  • The bald eagle is also featured on the US seal where he is is depicted with a shield against its breast which contains thirteen red and white stripes. The eagle on the state patriotic seal is grasping an olive branch in its left talons and a bundle of thirteen arrows in its right talons

Picture of an American Bald Eagle

Patriotic Symbols - Statue of Liberty

  • The full name of the Statue of Liberty sculpture is 'Liberty Enlightening the World'

  • The patriotic sculpture can be found on Liberty Island, New York Harbour, Manhattan, to the south of Ellis Island

  • It was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and was a gift from the people of France to America

  • The statue itself is of 'Libertas' who is the Roman goddess of freedom

  • Liberty holds a torch in one hand and carries a tablet in the other with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4 1776 engraved upon it

  • She has a broken chain at her feet to symbolise freedom

  • Since its dedication on October 28, 1886 the statue has welcomed immigrants arriving from abroad to begin a new life in America

  • The statue of Liberty is a recognised all over the world as a symbol of freedom

 

Patriotic Symbols of America - Image of the Statue of Liberty

Patriotic Symbols - National Anthem

  • The American national anthem is the "Star Spangled Banner"

  • It was designated the national anthem in 1931 by an Act of Congress signed by President Herbert Hoover

  • The lyrics to the national anthem come from "Defence of Fort McHenry" which was a poem written in 1814 by amateur poet Francis Scott Key

  • President Woodrow Wilson requested that "The Star Spangled Banner" was played at military and naval occasions President Woodrow Wilson as early as 1916, before it was the official anthem of America

  • The Navy began to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" for official use in 1889

  • In America today, the national anthem is played before football, baseball, hockey, basketball matches as well as NASCAR and Motocross races

  • It is customary to stand in silence when the national anthem is played. Military personnel in uniform stand giving the military salute while other citizens should hold their hand over their heart

 

United States National Anthem - Picture includes Patriotic American Saluting

Patriotic Symbols - National Motto

  • The national motto of America since 1956 is "In God we Trust" after a law was signed by President Dwight D Eisenhower

  • The original motto of America was 'E Pluribus Unum' which is Latin for 'one from many' or 'one from many parts'

  • The motto appears on the reverse of the one dollar bill

  • The motto also appears on US coins and first appeared on coins in 1864

  • It has been used continuously use on the one cent coin since 1909 and on ten-cent coins since 1916

  • The national motto forms part of the lyrics to the national anthem, the fourth verse of the 'Star Spangled Banner' contains the following line "Then conquer we must, when our cause is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"

  • As well as the national motto, each individual US state has its own motto

 

Image of America National Motto | An example of a patriotic american symbol

Patriotic Symbols - Mount Rushmore

  • Mount Rushmore in South Dakota is one of Americas most patriotic symbols

  • Construction began on the mountain sculpture on October 4th 1927 by Gutzon Borglum

  • Although work began on the monument on October 4, 1927 it was not completed until October 31, 1941.

  • The actual drilling took six and a half years but there were many stoppages due to lack of funds when American was hit with the great depression and the original sculptor died, the monument was finally completed by his son Lincoln Borglum

  • The sculpture features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln representing the first one hundred and thirty years of the history of the United States

  • The Mount Rushmore Memorial Sculpture is a huge tourist attraction in the Black Hills of South Dakota

  • The sculpture is carved in granite and each of the four presidents head are approximately 60 feet in height

Image of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota | An example of a patriotic american symbol

Patriotic Symbols of America - Answers
Want to test you knowledge of Patriotic symbols? Below are the answers to the questions found at the top of the page!

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question One: Where is the Liberty Bell?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer One: Washington

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Two: In what US state would you find Mount Rushmore?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer Two: South Dakota

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Three: What former four presidents of America are commemorated in the Mount Rushmore sculpture?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer Three: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Four: Name the thirteen colonies of America that declared independence from the United Kingdom in 1776 and formed the United States of America?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer Four: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island & Providence Plantations

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Five: What is the official flower of America?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer Five: The Rose was adopted as the official flower of America in 1986

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Six: What is the national bird of America?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer Six: The Bald Eagle

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Seven: What are the words of the patriotic pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer Seven: 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

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Eight: What is the national patriotic motto of America?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer Eight: "In God We Trust"

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Nine: What items does the Eagle pictured in the great seal of America hold in its talons?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer Nine: An olive branch in its left talon and a bundle of thirteen arrows in its right talon

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Question Ten: What is the name of the national anthem of America?

  • Patriotic Symbols of America - Answer Ten: The Star Spangled Banner

Patriotic Symbols - America

Patriotic Symbols - America

  • Individual American Patriotic symbols

  • Great Seal, Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, National Anthem

  • Iconic National and Patriotic Symbols of America

  • Facts about Patriotic American symbols

Picture of a Bald Eagle Flying | Iconic Patriotic American Symbol

 

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