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JRE_ThePatriot_Collection

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The journaling:

The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution. Weighing 81,120 tons, the Washington Monument stands 555' 5-1/8" tall. The walls of the monument range in thickness from 15' at the base to 18'' at the upper shaft. They are composed primarily of white marble blocks from Maryland with a few from Massachusetts, underlain by Maryland blue gneiss and Maine granite. A slight color change is perceptible at the 150' level near where construction slowed in 1854. Inserted into the interior walls are 193 memorial stones presented by

individuals, societies, cities, States, and nations of the world. Attached to in independent iron framework,flights of 896 steps surround an elevator which takes

visitors to the observation level, where they can gaze over the city from the monument's pyramidion windows.Hailed as the father of his country, and the leader who was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen", George Washington(1732-1799) was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775to1797,leading the American victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander in chief of the Continental Army, and presiding over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. As the unanimous choice to serve as the first President of the United States, he built a strong and financially secure nation that earned the respect of the world. Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the U. S. Constitution in 1787 because of his dissatisfaction with the weaknesses of Articles of Confederation. Washington became President of the United States in 1789

where he successfully brought rival factions together to create a unified nation. President Washington built a strong, well-financed national government that avoided war, suppressed rebellion, and won acceptance among America’s natural citizens. Washington's farewell address was a primer on republican virtue and a stern warning against partisanship,sectionalism, and involvement in foreign wars. Two years after his presidential term ended, Washington died at Mt. Vernon in 1799, leaving America and the world a legacy of republican virtue and devotion to civic duty.

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11 Comments

Loce this! Just beautiful! It inspires me to get out my DC pics from a few years back and scrap them. :)

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Wonderful page! I especially like how you stacked the background papers so that we get peeks of stars and stripes. I love your cluster, too.

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Great layout! Your photos are gorgeous and although I've been in the Washington monument (even walked down all those stairs as a Junior Girl Scout) I remember none of the facts you journaled so I really enjoyed reading about it all.

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Thank you for your layout. I've never been to Washington but have always thought the monument looked beautiful.

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I have to scrap lift this!! I love the backgrounds you used and the arrangement of your photos. What a patriotic layout!!

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What a great page with interesting journaling. I knew nothing about early American history until I watched "John Adams" on DVD recently. I understand now why Washington is so highly revered in the USA.

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I love all the layouts you've done with this collection. Gorgeous photos and beautiful arrangements. Well done.

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What great pictures & a wonderful history lesson - thanks! I like the little bit of red, white & blue around the edges.

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