The Statue of Liberty

By carole
  • Period: Jul 7, 994 to


  • construction of forts on Bedloe's Island/Ellis Island

    Many forts were constructed on the Island and the Island had several names.
  • The father of the statue of Liberty

    Edouard de LaboulayeEdouard de Laboulaye known as the "Father of the Statue of Liberty." He believed in the "common law of free peoples." Where all people were born with, "a sacred right to freedom."
  • Island as an ordiance depot

    Around 600 men were stationed here.
  • Civil War began

    The Civil War began in this year and remained active until 1937.
  • Statue was erected

    The Statue was finally reassembled on Bedloe's Island.
  • Honoring the United States 13th Amendent.

    As president of the French Anti-Slavery Society Laboulaye wanted to give a gift to honor the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery in the U.S., 1865.
  • Sculptor-Auguste Bartholdi

    Auguste Bartholdi was the French sculptorLaboulaye turn his dream into reality with the help of Bartholdi. The project was called the Franco-American Union and the fundraising began. The statue was to be called, "Liberty Enlightening the World."
    The French would pay for the statue and the American's would pay for the pedestal.
  • Construction on the statue begans

  • The arm completed

    The arm holding the torch was shown at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
  • Head & shoulders completed

    The head & shoulders were on display at the Paris Universal Expostion
  • Emma Lazarus

    Emma Lazarus wrote this poem to help rais funds for the construction of the pedestal.
    "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
  • Entire Statue was completed & assembled in Paris

  • Pedestal

    In the United States work started on the pedestal.
  • Arrival in New York Harbor

    After the Statue was disassembled in France it arrived in the U.S.
  • Pedestal completed

  • Unveiling of the Statue

    The statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" was officially unveiled.
  • Statue transferred to Dept. of war

    Under President Grover Cleveland and placed under the administration of the U.S. Lighthouse Board. But the statue was not designed to be a light house and so in 1901 the statue was transferred to the U.S. Department of War.
  • Statue of Liberty, a national monument.

  • Statue under part service

    On this date the National Park Service was granted control of the island. The service redesigned the island landscape to compliment the Statue of Liberty.
  • Refurbishing of the statue

    The public works administration starts the master plan of refurbishing both the statue and island.
  • WWII

    Military Police were stationed on the Island to guard it through WWII
  • Refurbishing of statue completed

    The refurbishing was completed and the island was renamed from Bedloe's Island to Libety Island.
  • Statue's preservation

    Architects, engineers and conservators were called to restore the statue again for the up coming centennial anniversary.
  • Restoration on statue completed

    Peopel celebrated on July 4 and the Statue of Liberty exhibit opended for visitors. Ronald Reagan was president and declared, " We are the keepers of the flame of liberty; we hold it high for the world to see,"
  • Statue and Liberty Island closed

    The Island and the Statue were closed following 9/11 terrorist attack.
  • Statue of Liberty celebrated 125th birthday

    Over the years the meaning of the statue has grown to include, freedom, democracy and international friendship.