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About the buildings... Why did Thomas Jefferson believe that Classical Revival was more appropriate style than Georgian for public buildings in the new United States?


The Classical Revival architecture reflected tha ancient Greek ideals of democracy. Georgian architecture, named for King George, symbolized a despised monarch.


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    The Georgian style was used when America was being controlled by Great Britain. Jefferson wanted to emphasize their independence and freedom by creating non-British buildings.

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