Author of the Declaration of Independence, Statesman and Visionary for the founding of a Nation.
Dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 13, 1943, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial
tands in a straight line with the White House. Architect John Russell Pope, influenced by Jefferson's taste
n classical architecture, echoed the style seen in Jefferson's two most famous buildings -
Monticello and the University of Virginia Rotunda.