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The Liberty Bell
==Use in the United States==
[[File:Liberty Bell Pedastal.jpg|thumb|125px|right|The [[Liberty Bell]] with fasces and [[Liberty Cap]]s, first used in 1855.<ref>[http://www.ushistory.org/independencehall/history/indhall9.htm The Liberty Bell]</ref>]]
 
In the United States House of Representatives, a fasces symbol appears on each side of the American flag, and old U. S. dimes, with a picture of the god Mercury on the front, have a design including a fasces on the back.
Even though Fascism was developed in Europe in the 1910's and came to power in the 1920's, the ideology did not become popular until the 1930's. Conspiracy theorists with an anti-American belief system have pointed to architecture or art with the Fasces in it dating back to the 1700's or 1800's as proof of Fascism in America.<ref>[http://conspiracyanalysis.com/history/fas-fasces-fascism/ Fas, Fasces, and Fascism]</ref><ref>[http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2005/130105fascistsymbols.htm Why The Outrage Now? Nobody Cares About Fascist Symbols In The House Of Representatives]</ref><ref>[http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2015/12/who-really-controls-americas-government-3265760.html Who Really Controls America’s Government?]</ref> Examples include the [[Lincoln Memorial]], the [[Statue of Freedom]], the Liberty Bell, and a statue of George Washington.
First envisioned in the mid-1800's, the Lincoln Memorial design was completed by the Lincoln Memorial Committee in 1911.<ref>[https://www.nps.gov/linc/learn/historyculture/evolution-of-lincoln-memorial.htm Evolution of Lincoln Memorial]</ref> Another is the Statue of Freedom, which was completed in 1863.<ref>[https://www.aoc.gov/art/other-statues/statue-freedom The Statue of Freedom]</ref> Finally, The George Washington Statue by Jean-Antoine Houdon, was completed somewhere between the years of 1788-1892.<ref>[https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-americas/british-colonies/early-republic/a/houdon-george-washington Houdon, George Washington]</ref><ref>[http://capclass.virginiageneralassembly.gov/Middle/AbouttheCapitol/CapitolMiddle.html About the Capitol - Middle School], Houdon Statue</ref>
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