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The Story Behind ‘the New Colossus’ Poem On The Statue Of Liberty And How It Became A Symbol Of Immigration

Bitterly disappointed by this new turn to despotism in France, Laboulaye focused on the United States as a successful instance of republican government and common sovereignty. Like a fellow Frenchman whom he greatly admired, Alexis de Tocqueville, Laboulaye saw in the United States a prosperous instance of moderate and stable republicanism that could serve as a model for France and the rest of Europe. Though she is a statue, Lady Liberty is not standing nonetheless. The Statue of Liberty was built by France and gifted to the U.S. to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. There are...