Thomas Jefferson Memorial, USA
Thomas Jefferson lived through the founding of the United States as an independent nation and significantly shaped the American democracy that the world knows today. Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, a document widely recognized as one of Jefferson’s most celebrated achievements. Its words located on southwest wall of the memorial read, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…” On April 13, 1943, Thomas Jefferson’s 200th birthday, roughly 5,000 people gathered under overcast skies in the memorial's plaza for its dedication ceremony. Just as the monument and the surrounding landscape have changed since its initial construction, our understanding of the complexities of Thomas Jefferson as a person and president have transformed as well. Today, the National Mall, where the memorial resides, is a place of reflection and activism. It is a place where people come to negotiate and reinterpret the foundations of American democracy that remain integral to Thomas Jefferson’s legacy.
Feb 28, 2019
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