Why Is the Statue of Liberty so Important?

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The Statue of Liberty is important as a symbol of freedom and friendship. The statue has also come to serve as a representation of the United States itself.

The Statue of Liberty was developed as a sign of the friendship that developed between the people of France and the U.S. during the American Revolution. It is described as a sign of the mutual desire for liberty as expressed by both countries. The statue has become a representation of global friendship, freedom and democracy. It stands in the Upper New York Bay, and it has been viewed by millions of newcomers and immigrants as they entered the country.