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Lady Liberty’s feet is in fact standing among a broken shackle and chains, with her right foot raised, depicting her moving forward away from oppression and slavery.

In 1886, The Statue of Liberty was a symbol of democratic government and Enlightenment ideals as well as a celebration of the Union’s victory in the American Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Edouard de Laboulaye, the French political thinker, U.S. Constitution expert, and abolitionist, who first proposed the idea of a great monument as a gift from France to the United States was a firm supporter of President Abraham Lincoln and his fight for abolition.

Source: https://www.nps.gov/stli/learn/historyculture/abolition.htm, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/new-york/articles/statue-of-liberty-fascinating-facts/