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Bundle of 2 - National Park - The Creation of Arlington National Cemetery

Bundle of 2 - National Park - The Creation of Arlington National Cemetery
Bundle of 2 - National Park - The Creation of Arlington National Cemetery
Bundle of 2 - National Park - The Creation of Arlington National Cemetery
Bundle of 2 - National Park - The Creation of Arlington National Cemetery
Bundle of 2 - National Park - The Creation of Arlington National Cemetery
Bundle of 2 - National Park - The Creation of Arlington National Cemetery
Bundle of 2 - National Park - The Creation of Arlington National Cemetery
Bundle of 2 - National Park - The Creation of Arlington National Cemetery
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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:

Introduction
History
Robert E. Lee’s
Property
National Icon
Pre-Cemetery Days
George Washington
Parke Custis
Arlington House
Lee Inherits
Arlington
Civil War Threat
Montgomery Meigs
First Burial
National Cemetery
Post Civil War
Decoration Day
Sheridan’s Burial
Every War
Represented
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:

Introduction
National Cemetery
Early Life & Career
Construction Projects
Noted Reputation
Wartime Service
Need of a Cemetery
Popular Myth
Dislike of Lee
Ownership Debate
Later Career
End of Presentation

This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on... National Parks, Landmarks
and Memorials.
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37 slides
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