The National Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The National Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The National Thomas Jefferson Memorial, in Washington, D.C. was originally proposed in the 1920s, in addition to a memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, but both ideas were rejected by the U.S. Congress. A decade later, President Franklin Roosevelt successfully proposed a Thomas Jefferson Memorial, which U.S. Congress established as a a U.S. National Memorial, and and construction began in the late 1930s. On the 200 year anniversary of Jefferson’s birthday, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial was dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt.

The building is a larger version of the Monticello, with limestone and marble, with inscriptions of Thomas Jefferson’s writings on the walls.

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