The French did, it was a gift a memorial to our independence, lady liberty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was offered to the USA by France as a monument raised to American Independence. It was dedicated in 1886 but Édouard René de Laboulaye had spoken about it as far back as 1865.
France, because they wanted to make nice with the US. Wanna buy some French rifles, never been fired...only dropped once
There is a LOT more to this story than most people think. I heard years ago that the French people ALSO wanted to encourage thier own people to aspire to the ideals of American government as opposed to what they had attained. The French had a form of "Democracy" that resulted in majority rule -- which failed ... and ended in lots of guiotinings (heads chopped off). The statue of liberty has a chain on her foot that is broken free from the leg... which has meaning. And her foot is stepping forward... which has meaning. And she is looking forward not down... which has meaning. She carries a torch.... etc etc. The American form of freedom is not democracy. It is a REPUBLIC.
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