This is a bundle of two, highly animated, power point presentation on Arlington National Cemetery and its Creator Montgomery Meigs at the end of the Civil War. There are a total of 37 slides in the presentations, all of which are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Arlington National Cemetery is considered the most hallowed ground in the United States. Veterans of every one of the nation’s wars are interred there, as well as 2 presidents, a number of Supreme Court justices, and members of Congress. Its grounds are the final resting place for approx. 400,000 Americans. 3 million tourists visit the grounds annually. But it is more than a tourist attraction, it is an active cemetery conducting hundreds of burials each year.
The cemetery, which dates to the Civil War, has a long and fascinating history. It was originally the estate of a family related to George Washington, and its most prominent resident was Robert E. Lee, who called the estate home in the years just before the Civil War. The location of Lee’s mansion, on a hill overlooking WDC, was a critical strategic site at the outbreak of hostilities. The Union Army seized it, and later in the war, as a deliberate act to ensure Lee could never return, the estate was turned into a cemetery for Civil War dead.
Montgomery Meigs was an engineer and U.S. Army officer known for significant engineering projects which included the construction of the Washington Aqueduct, which carried fresh water from the Potomac River to the city of WDC. He was deeply involved in the extensive renovations and expansion of the United States Capitol.
His most consequential & controversial accomplishment was the selection of the former home of Robert E. Lee to be the site of Arlington National Cemetery. Both Meigs and Lee were West Point graduates, and the 2 men had known each other before they came to choose opposing sides in the war. Meigs chose this site deliberately as he considered Lee a traitor to his country.
Power point presentation #1, Arlington National Cemetery contains 23 slides and covers the following:
Robert E. Lee’s
Civil War Threat
Post Civil War
Caisson Platoon (2)
Tomb of the Unknowns (2)
End of Presentation
Power point presentation #2, American Civil War - Montgomery Meigs, Creator of Arlington National Cemetery contains 14 slides and covers the following:
Early Life & Career
Need of a Cemetery
Dislike of Lee
End of Presentation
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on... National Parks, Landmarks