There are 129 national shrines in the United States. National American monuments can be established by a presidential proclamation or legislation passed by the United States Congress. Exceptional Antiquities Act of 1906 allows the president to choose “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric buildings, and other historic or scientific interest” as national monuments.
The Act was spurred by concerns about protecting prehistoric Indian ruins and artifacts (known as antiquities) on western federal lands. Its goal was to empower the president to rapidly protect public lands without waiting for legislation to be passed by an apathetic Congress. The ultimate goal was to safeguard all historic and prehistoric sites on federally owned property in the United States. It resulted in recognition of a wide range of ecological and historical monuments.
Homesteads, kivas, rock paintings, and petroglyphs can all be found at Frijoles Canyon. The volcanic tuff Pueblo constructions date from 1150 CE, with some relics dating back over 11,000 years.
Ruins Of The Aztec
The ruins include Pueblo constructions dating from the 11th to 13th century, with about 400 masonry rooms mistaken for Aztec remains by early American settlers. The Chaco Culture World Heritage Site, which encompasses Chaco Culture National Historical Park, has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
This monument is part of the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, and it takes up most of Admiralty Island, the country’s seventh-largest. The monument protects the world’s densest brown bear population as well as Sitka’s black-tailed deer habitat. The Kootznoowoo Wilderness has been established throughout the memorial, limiting potential development.
Graveyard In Africa
This old burial place, which contained about 400 free and enslaved Africans. The Africans were buried throughout the 17th and 18th centuries and were rediscovered in 1991 during excavations for a new federal building, which was named a National Historic Landmark memorial in 1993.
Ears Of The Bear
The Bears Projections are a pair of buttes that rise over mesas and sandstone canyons. The twin Six Shooter dome-shaped summits, striated sandstone pinnacles, and natural arches are among the other geologic features of significance. Thousands of archaeological sites, such as rock art, ancient cliff dwellings, and ceremonial kivas, may be found throughout the region. Manti-La Sal National Forest does home to a portion of the trail.
Snow Mountain Of Berryessa
Berryessa Snow Mountain, located less than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the San Francisco Bay Area, protects a portion of the California Coast Range, one of the state’s most biodiverse areas, home to elk, osprey, river otters, half of the state’s dragonfly species, and California’s second-largest population of wintering bald eagles. Mendocino National Forest is home to a portion of the trail.
Women’s Equality In Belmont-paul
Since 1929, the beautiful Adam Federal-style house near the US Capitol has been the home and workplace of the National Woman’s Party’s leader Alice Paul and others.