Alison Cancino

Jefferson memorial

About Jefferson memorial

It is a monument to the third president Thomas Jefferson in the United States. The memorial was authorized 1934. It was built in April 13, 1943. The builder's names were John Russell Pope, Ottor Eggersand, and Daniel Phiggins.

Cool facts

The Jefferson Memorial was made out of White marble, black granite and bronze. It cost 3.2 million dollars!!!!! Rudolph Evans made the statue of Thomas Jefferson in the Memorial. The statue weighs 5 tons!!!!! The Jefferson memorial was designed to look like Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia.

Facts

The Jefferson Memorial was built in Washington D.C. Did you know that statues of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman are in the Jefferson Memorial? They all helped with the Declaration of Independence.

Bibliography

"Jefferson Memorial". Britannica School. Encyclopedia Britannica ,Inc. 2014.

Stone, Tanya. America's top 10 national monuments. Woodbridge, CT: Blackbirch Press, Inc.,1998.

Jefferson Memorial. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.

Jefferson Memorial: Thomas Jefferson statue . Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.