Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is a monument to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. The memorial was completed in 1917 and is located in Washington, D.C.

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Why does the Lincoln memorial have a carving of a face on back of his head?

I'm not sure but they say it was the face of General Robert E. Lee.

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What two memorials are found closet to the Lincoln Memorial?

Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam War Veterans Memorial

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Why does Abraham Lincoln have his own memorial?

When the U.S. was formed, it was thought by many -- on BOTH sides of the Atlantic -- that a large nation could not survive without a mighty executive to resolve sectional disputes. Monarchies in Europe were happy to see that their predictions of such a nation falling part were coming true. Abraham Lincoln proved them wrong.

Along the way; he made the civil war into a war to end slavery (which even the Confederate leaders stated was the cause of the war), instituted the Homestead Act, chose to build a transcontinental railroad, and even gave federal protection to Yosemite Valley! Not bad for someone with less formal education than William Shakespeare.

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What is the shape of the Lincoln memorial?

We can't say what's the exact shape of the Lincoln memorial. It was designed same to Greek architecture.

And he is sitting in a chair, wonderful piece of architecture

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What is a memorial?

An event that takes place after people die in order to preserve the memory of that person

Is at times also a "gift" of money which usually helps with the costs following that person's death. It will sometimes read on the obituary, "In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred".

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Why was the Lincoln Memorial built?

This is for the remembrance of the Late President Abraham Lincoln who give his entire knowledge and wisdom on how to make a balanced and equal society in America. That there should be no racial discrimination and to stop slavery among whites and the blacks. He unites the South and the North America also and now that the reason why there's this United States Of America.

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What type of columns does the Lincoln memorial have?

The Lincoln Memorial has columns from the Doric Order made of Greek Architecture.

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To what political party did Abraham Lincoln belong?

Lincoln was the first Republican president, elected in 1860.

He was a member of the Whig Party from 1832 to 1854 before there was a Republican Party . He was nominated by the National Union Party in 1864.

This party was really just a name-change for the Republican party which was trying to attract anyone who did not want to end the war with a truce.

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How are the Lincoln Memorial and the Parthenon Different?

They are different because they are two different leaders for different things and similar because they were both made after famous people

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What material is the Lincoln Memorial made of?

Marble

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What is the error in the Lincoln Memorial engraving?

On the left, the Gettysburg Address is carved into the wall and on the right his 2nd Inaugural Address is carved(look for this mistake when you go, in the first panel, Future looks like Euture as it was originally carved as an E and had to be filled in!)

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How many columns are there in the Lincoln Memorial?

The Lincoln Memorial has 36 columns surrounding it.

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How much is a 1975 penny with a partial Lincoln Memorial stamped over Lincoln's head worth?

If it's a genuine flip-over double strike error, it could be worth $50 to $100 or more. If it's something that some person did to the coin after it left the mint, it's worthless. Check out the ANACS website for information on how to submit your coin for certification, and also for a list of shows they attend, where you can take your coin and get a free first-hand professional appraisal : http://www.anacs.com

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When was the Lincoln Memorial built?

It was built between 1914 and 1922.

Construction began on February 12, 1914 and was completed in 1922, being dedicated on May 30, 1922.

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How tall is the Lincoln Memorial Statue if he where standing?

5,250 FT tall

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What type of font is used at the Lincoln memorial?

As a life long graphic artist, I can say for certain, the closest readily accessible font that can be purchased on many font web pages is called Trajan Pro (named after Roman Emporer, Trajan). That said, however, I came to this page searching for the difinitive typeface used because there are some subtle, yet significant differences between Trajan Pro and the memorial typeface. Namely, the W in the memorial font has center bars that cross, forming a miniature 'x' if you will. I am still searching the answer whether Trajan Pro was modeled after it, or vise-versa. Likely, (I must speculate) some custom lettering is involved in the memorial text. The other scenario is Trajan Pro could have been designed based on a previously designed typeface and simplified to avoid any copyright infringements or simply to make it more compatible for use as a digital font for computer use. If I finally come to any conclusions, I will return to edit/add to this post.

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What was Abraham Lincoln's political party?

Abraham Lincoln was a Republican when he ran for President . In fact, he was the first Republican elected to the Presidency. Before the Republican Party was formed, he was a Whig (1832-1854). In 1864, the national Republican Party changed its name to National Union Party in order to attract pro war Democrats and border state unionists who would not vote for a Republican.

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Who sang at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939?

The singer at Lincoln Memorial was Marian Anderson. The Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her sing at Constitution Hall. Secretary of the Interior, Harold L. Ickes invited her to sing at the Lincoln Memorial.

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What kind of columns do the Lincoln memorial have?

it has doric

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What is the distance between the Lincoln Memorial and the capital?

The walking distance from the fountain on the West side of the Capitol Building to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, walking on the North side of the pebbled path of the National Mall, and taking the outter paths of the Washington Monument and the WWII Memorial, it is 2.31 miles.

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How tall is Lincoln Memorial?

2"

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How many steps lead from the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial?

295

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What is the value of a 1959 Lincoln memorial cent collection?

The value of the Lincoln Memorial Cents minted from 1959 through 2008 in brilliant uncirculated condition is worth approximately 15.00 for the business minted coins from Philadelphia, Denver, And San Francisco...

If you also have all of the proof coins issued from 1968 through 2008 you could probably add another 75.00 to 125.00 more in value to the collection...

In 2009 the Lincoln Cents depicted 4 different reverses for the life of Abraham Lincoln...and in 2010 the Lincoln Cents changed their reverse to a Shield...and that will be continued until further notice...

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What are the states on the Lincoln Memorial?

The states on the Lincoln Memorial are the 36 states that were in the Union at the time of Lincoln's election. ADDENDUM: The states at the top of the memorial are the 48 states that were part of the US at the time it was built (excluding Alaska & Hawaii). There are 36 columns on the monument's outside and each of those at the top has an inscribed state. Those states are the 25 union and 11 suceded states.

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Where is The Lincoln Memorial located?

The Lincoln Memorial is located in Washington D.C. On the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., The Lincoln Memorial is across from The Washington Monument. The Lincoln Memorial features a giant replica of Lincoln, seated.

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