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(NEXT(b08f9b5f392946e1876cd…r=Ascending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=FalseRE: welcome.Darcy Baggs 7/15/2015 4:15:35 PMAs most have mentioned so far, there is definitely strong influence from the Romans that can be seen inthe massive use of columns on nearly every monument in Washington D.C. Something else I havenoticed with a few of the monuments (U.S. Department of the Treasury) is the apparent “courtyard” orareas in front of the building where people can meet or convene. I would like to think that this was alsoinfluenced by the Romans as they had the common meeting areas where all citizens could meet,communicate, debate, and philosophize with each other. Although our founding fathers were essentiallycoming to create their own democracy, I would like to think that some of these buildings had the purposefor all to meet, discuss, and contemplate ideas just as the Romans did.RE: welcome.Aimee Ruiz 7/15/2015 6:18:01 PMJefferson wanted the founding of the United States to be a complete break from the past and English influences. If this new country was tosucceed, it had to develop a culture that was entirely American. The people had to think of themselves as Americans, not colonialEnglishmen. That is why Jefferson advocated a new form of government, a different currency and a novel measuring system, distinct fromthe British. (He was not alone. Noah Webster sought to codify “American” English in his dictionary.) He saw architecture as an artisticdeclaration that the United States was unique and not European.Retrieved From: Roman InfluenceDavid VanBeuge 7/13/2015 11:58:06 AMThe architecture of the American Founding indicated a predilection for the Roman artistic sense. The monuments and buildings facing theNational Mall in Washington, DC resembled a Roman colony with the additions built in 1930 continuing the Roman theme. In addition, thenew the Capitol was enthused by Renaissance models that were loosely founded on the Roman Pantheon. Furthermore, then president,Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, resembles a Roman temple. What is more, the sculpture of the Founder’s and its paintings were alsomotivated by Roman patterns. It is also evident that George Washington is festooned in a toga. In essence, the Founders were captivated by thecollapse of the Western Empire and in turn took teachings to the American cause. Finally, they were anxious that luxury would lead to theundoing of republican quality.RE: Roman InfluenceSalvador Cruz 7/13/2015 2:09:28 PMIt is really smart of people to replicate something like that almost like preserving it so other people can get the sense of how roman buildingwere like. To this day i just seen pictures of it but not visited one that replicates how the roman building were like.

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