ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
April 13, 1943
The Jefferson Memorial is Dedicated in Washington D.C.
On this day in 1943, the Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C. on the 200th anniversary of
The memorial was built by contractor John McShain, based on the design of John Russell Pope and was completed in
Thomas Jefferson was the United States' third president, was the principal author of the Declaration of
Independence and was largely responsible for the Louisisana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.