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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Lincoln Memorial Dedicated (1922)

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, has been the site of many historic events, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s legendary "I Have a Dream" speech during the 1963 March on Washington. The building, designed by Henry Bacon and styled after a Greek temple, has 36 massive columns, representing the states of the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. Inside the building is a heroic statue of Abraham Lincoln by Daniel Chester French. On what unit of American currency is the memorial depicted? More...
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From 1959 to 2008, the Lincoln Memorial was shown on the reverse of the United States one cent coin
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Mr. Lincoln would be more worthy of admiration if he had let the Southern states leave in peace, instead of plunging the nation into the horrific four-year Civil War that took -- at the latest estimates -- about 800,000 soldiers' lives.

Some scholars have theorized that if the South had left, it would have eventually returned to the Union. In regard to slavery, some scholars theorize that it would have been eventually abolished -- peacefully.

The absolute horror of the Civil War still casts a pall over the nation.

A New York congressman recently sarcastically said something like "The South forgets that it lost the Civil War."

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the penny, the $5 note
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Additional Interesting Lincoln Memorial Facts
•The North wall of the monument contains an inscription of Lincoln's second inaugural speech. The South wall has the complete Gettysburg address inscribed on it. Above the inscription is a mural depicting the angel of truth freeing a slave.
•The style is that of a Greek temple.
•The 36 enormous columns represent each of the states in the Union at the time of the President's death in 1865.
•By the completion of the monument in May 1922, the Union had increased by 12 more states, so the names of all 48 states were carved on the outside of the memorial's walls. Following the admission of Alaska and Hawaii as states, a plaque with the names of these new states was added.
•Plaster casts of Abraham Lincoln's face and were used by the sculptor to make the monument's statue.
•A picture of the Lincoln Memorial is featured on the reverse side of the US penny and the back side of the American five-dollar bill.
•Martin Luther King, Jr., made his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.
•In 1939, African-American contralto Marian Anderson, at the request of Eleanor Roosevelt, performed before a live and radio audience.
•Roughly two years following Lincoln's assassination, the U.S. Congress appointed the Lincoln Monument Association to build a memorial dedicated to Abraham Lincoln.

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