There are stars-and-stripes T-shirts. There are Statue of Liberty pencil sharpeners. There's an eagle on our money and Uncle Sam Halloween costumes. Symbols are everywhere...but where do they come from? What do they mean? How does something become a symbol?This celebration of twenty of America's important places, interesting objects, and inspiring words is for the youngest Americans. Each symbol is described on a two-page spread that is decorated with fun, bright pastels. Plymouth Rock, the White House, Ellis Island, Mount Rushmore, the flag, the eagle, Uncle Sam, the national anthem. Reveals the exciting stories behind the many symbols, landmarks, and documents that have shaped American history, including Plymouth Rock, the White House, Ellis Island, the flag, Uncle Sam, the National Anthem, and the Pledge of Allegiance.