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Guide to Patriotic Symbols

Guide to Patriotic Symbols

By the
United State Citizen Information Service

The United States has enjoyed a rich and storied history which dates back to the late 1700’s. Men like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Paul Revere and Thomas Jefferson are among the most recognizable figures in the history of the United States. They are key figures in the birth of the country and play a large role in the patriotic movement that we have enjoyed since the country was formed in 1776. As citizens of the United States it is important to know what patriotism is and why it plays an important role in our history.

In addition to understanding what patriotism is, we should also know about other values from our country’s past. There are many symbols which have come to represent the United States. These symbols include the Liberty Bell, which serves as a symbol of freedom for the country. Other symbols include the Bald Eagle, Uncle Sam, the White House and the Statue of Liberty. All of these symbols have become synonymous with the values of freedom and liberty which has become an important part of the country.

  • Patriotic Symbols
    Information and listing of several of the more famous symbols representing the United States.

  • U.S. Symbols – Informative web page which contains information
    on symbols, songs and other U.S. Items depicting the United States.

  • American Patriotic Symbols
    Educational page containing information on famous symbols.

  • Symbols of Patriotism
    Useful page which provides information on several different symbols.

  • Patriotic Symbols of the U.S.
    Helpful web page with information and links to various patriotic symbols.

  • Symbols and Holidays
    Basic information on the patriotic symbols and holidays in the United States.

As mentioned above, the United States has enjoyed a long history. During the history many people have played an important role in the birth and development of the country. From Colonial Times, men such as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock had ideas that the colonies which were under British rule, should seek independence and become a free country. These forefathers were key individuals in creating the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

  • Patriots – Helpful page which lists many of the important events
    and people in history.

  • Patriotic Speeches – Listing
    of ten of the top speeches in U.S. History.

  • Founding Fathers – Informative page which provides information on
    the founding fathers of the United States.

  • Declaration of Independence – Web site which provides a historical
    look at the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the people involved.

  • Constitution of the United States
    Historical web site which shows the Constitution and how it was created.

  • The Bill of Rights
    Information on the original Bill of Rights and how it came to be created.

Patriotism is important to understand where the country came from and how it has evolved. Because of the importance of our past, it is important to teach history and patriotism to all people. Patriotism is taught in school, as well as in the homes. To help teach the ideals of patriotism we have compiled a number of helpful websites and articles covering patriotism for kids, lesson plans for teachers and information on many of the patriotic holidays where we celebrate the country’s past, present and future.

  • Patriotism for Kids
    Useful page where patriotism is explained to kids.

  • Teaching About Patriotism –
    Article with information and resources on how to teach history to children.

  • Teaching Patriotism
    Information and tips on how to teach patriotism to children.

  • Patriotic Activities
    Fun page with activities to help teach kids.

  • Crafts and Activities – Helpful page with
    information and examples of activities based on patriotism.

We hope that this information is helpful in understanding the history of the United States, and the ideals of patriotism. Please feel free to use this information to help teach others about the importance of the past as it impacts the present. Please bookmark this page and visit us again, as well as telling others about this article.

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