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The Lincoln Memorial Hall

The Lincoln Memorial Hall was built in memory of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. It was built in 1922. It is located on the west side of the national square in Washington, D.C., in front of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, in line with the Congress and the Washington Monument. The whole building is rectangular, about 58 meters long, which is a classical building. 36 white marble circular pillars surround the memorial hall, symbolizing the 36 states that Lincoln had when he was president. In the middle of the memorial hall is a marble statue of Lincoln, 5.8 meters high. Lincoln was an outstanding American statesman, thinker, orator and abolitionist of black slavery. He was elected the 16th president of the United States in 1860 and was re elected in 1864. He led the civil war to victory in 1865 and maintained the unity of the United States.

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