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Which U.S. Landmarks Made Obama’s List Of New National Monuments?

BY JST NEWS

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Apparently, part of Obama’s legacy is staying on the good side of travelers.

Last month, the U.S. President announced that diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba will begin to ease after decades of a world-famous tense relationship. Now, he is on a mission to designate the national’s newest monuments.

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According to the Associate Press, President Obama said on Thursday:

So this site is at the heart of what would become America’s labor movement…Conservation is a truly American ideal. The naturalists and industrialists and politicians who dreamt up our system of public lands and waters did so in the hope that by keeping these places, these special places in trust, places of incomparable beauty, places where our history was written, then future generations would value those places the same way as we do.

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By designating the Pullman National Monument in Chicago – his hometown – President Obama was very much aware of its significance. In 1930’s, the South Side neighborhood in Chicago was an area where African-American railroad workers won an imperative labor agreement which protected them under the 40-hour work week law. The same Pullman workers were also an indicative group foreshadowing the rise of middle class within and outside of the black community.

A series of new national monuments were signed by President Obama, including: Colorado’s Browns Canyon National Monument which is a 21,000-acre land that travelers go for whitewater rafting, Hawaii’s Honouliuli National Monument which pays tribute to Japanese-Americans who were imprisoned at the internment camps here during WWII.

These national monuments, combined with ones President Obama has signed during his presidency will come to the total of 16 he has created under the 1906 Antiquities Act.

In addition, President Obama will launch a new program giving fourth-graders and their families the opportunity to enter national parks for a year…for FREE!

Source: Associated Press. Additional reporting by Jetset Times.

What do you think of Obama’s new designated national monuments? Let us know in the comments.

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