The Statue of Liberty has become a symbol of democracy and freedom. At the time of its erection, however, the statue symbolized the alliance between France and the United States.
The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island in the state of New York. It is a prominent feature that most immigrants see when they arrive on Ellis Island.
Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel designed the metal structure of the statue. He also designed the Eiffel tower. Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi constructed the exterior of the statue out of sheets of copper. In 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.