Feb 01, 2012

The Rotunda’s roof is leaking and needs to be replaced. What should the new roof look like?

  • Like the current one
  • Stanford White's copper dome
  • Jefferson's chalky gray shingles


  • Like the current one: 72%
  • Jefferson's chalky gray shingles: 15%
  • Stanford White's copper dome: 9%
  • Total Votes: 306
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This Old Academical Village
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Comments ( 2 )

Essence on 2012 06 19

Arnold distinguished hmself at the battle of Saratoga.  Hamilton was not the hero of the battle of New York, which the Americans lost, but certainly one of many.  He commanded an artillery company of 30 men, whom he had outfitted at his own expense (a common practice at the time) and covered Washington’s retreat to Harlem Heights.  It’s possible that Hamilton was rescued from his position by Aaron Burr — talk about a twist of fate. It was at that battle that he became known to General Washington and led to his appointment to the General’s staff.  He was 20 years old. His company fought at the battle of Trenton, and he was involved in the storming of the last redoubt at Yorktown.

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Randi on 2012 06 21

Wow, it’s HBO, it must be true. Hamilton: born a poor bastard, self-made man, a hero of the battle of New York, never enriched himself with government landholdings, died broke.  Guess he should have followed Jefferson’s example as a slaveholder.  History may have proved the Federalists wrong, but to think that Hamilton was somehow a post-revolutionary version of Henry Paulson and deserved to die in a duel is, frankly, absurd. If anyone is actually intrested in Hamilton’s life there is an abridged version of the great 2-volume biography by Mitchell Broadus still in print.

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