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By Robert J. Allison

A part of a chain delivering specific details at the eras of pre-twentieth century the USA, this quantity contains articles overlaying headlines and headline makers, awards, achievements and different enlightening and pleasing evidence at the improvement of america.

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One of the most influential figures in the classical revival was Benjamin Latrobe, a British architect who immigrated to the United States in 1796. He designed the building for the Bank of Pennsylvania, the first public edifice built in the Greek Revival style. Believing that the grandeur and imperial connotations of Roman architecture made it incompatible with American ideals and culture, Latrobe expressed the democratic spirit of America through the simplicity of Greek architecture, itself the product of democracy.

S3 Washington's Cherry Tree . . . 53 Literature and the Monthly Anthology......... 38 i*0ettys The Connecticut Wits... 59 Poetry: The Quest for an American Epic............ 61 HEADLINE MAKERS Hugh Henry Brackenridge...... 6 2 Charles Brockden Brown....... 65 Susanna Haswell Rowson....... 66 John T r u m b u U . . . . . . . . 66 Mercy Otis Warren . . . . . . 67 PUBLICATIONS. 68 Music: Musical Societies........ 57 Music: Patriotic Songs ......... 58 Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

L'Enfant's plan for the city, however, closely resembles the layout of Versailles—the seat of French absolute monarchy and the antithesis of republican ideals. Indeed, in many ways L'Enfant's design betrayed the republican values it was supposed to symbolize. Everything in the city was designed to facilitate the display of authority and reinforce the majesty of government. L'Enfant planned the city around public buildings and monuments, while the "grand avenues" that extended across the city served little practical function.

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