Examen de Ciudadania (Citizenship Quiz in Spanish)
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The Statue of Liberty
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What do the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty have in common?
Deconstructing History: Statue of Liberty
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How many steps are there to the crown of the Statue of Liberty? Find out that and other facts and figures about America's most recognizable symbol of freedom.
Statue of Liberty Unknown
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Did you know the Statue of Liberty was built to withstand hurricane-force winds with copper skin less than two pennies thick? And that's not all you may not know about this American icon.
Faces of America
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Prominent Americans talk about what makes America unique.
Detained at Ellis Island
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Immigrants detained on Ellis Island for legal or medical reasons spent a night in the Ferry Building. Hear the stories of those who lived this through unforgettable experience.
Arrival at Ellis Island
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Seen from inbound ships, the Statue of Liberty was an emotional welcome for immigrants coming to America. Hear from those who remember their first glimpse of this symbol of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The Ferry Building on Ellis Island
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The Ferry Building was the starting point for new Americans on Ellis Island. Those who passed inspection waited there for boats to Manhattan and New Jersey. Explore this landmark of history, now totally restored.
The Dark Underbelly of Ellis Island
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The spirit of Ellis Island is captured in Stephen Wilkes' book of photographs entitled "Ghosts of Freedom." Wilkes spent over five years photographing Ellis Island, where both of his grandparents came to America.
The Light of Ellis Island
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The light of Ellis Island is infused with history and emotion. Photographer Stephen Wilkes, creator of the book "Ghosts of Freedom," describes the inspiration of the many souls who passed through this historic venue.
Hurdles to Citizenship on Ellis Island
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The road to America passed through Ellis Island, but there were a few hurdles to clear before passage was granted. In addition to a medical exam, there was a bit of a pop quiz. Could you pass the test?
Taking the Citizenship Oath
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The History Channel tells us what it's like to take the oath.
Entering Ellis Island
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Footage of immigrants entering Ellis Island in 1906.
Ellis Island In Pictures
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Experience Ellis Island from the viewfinder of photographer Stephen Wilkes, who spent years photo documenting the historic site.
Immigrants Landing at Ellis Island
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Immigrants arrive at Ellis Island in 1903.
Photo Galleries (2)
New York(10 Photos)
New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
New Jersey(8 Photos)
History.com's state gallery for New Jersey. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
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Statue of Liberty Centennial
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CBS News reports from New York City on the 1986 Fourth of July celebration, marking 100 years since the Statue of the Liberty was dedicated to the United States. Festivities centered around the national monument as some 30,000 vessels, ranging from canoes to the Queen Elizabeth II, crowded New York Harbor.
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