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Encyclopedia > Oscar Straus Memorial
The Justice portion of the monument which celebrates the "inherent right" to worship.

The Oscar S. Straus Memorial in Washington, DC commemorates the accomplishments of the first Jew to serve in the Cabinet of a U.S. president. Oscar Solomon Straus served as Secretary of Commerce and Labor under President Theodore Roosevelt from 1906 to 1909. The memorial is a marble fountain located in the Federal Triangle on 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, Northwest. It is located in front of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1565x1159, 277 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1565x1159, 277 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The United States Secretary of Commerce and Labor was the head of the short-lived United States Department of Commerce and Labor, which was concerned with business, industry, and labor. ... For other persons named Theodore Roosevelt, see Theodore Roosevelt (disambiguation). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The worlds highest fountain: King Fahds Fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Three traditional fountain features: a low jet, a pair of raised basins, and sculpture with a water theme, here hippocamps (Villa Borghese, Rome) A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source (Latin fons... Freedom Plaza as viewed from the Old Post Office Pavillion There are several uses of the term: A building complex in Washington, D.C. with a generally uniform style of architecture including orange Spanish tile roofs, devoted to many of the Civil Service functions of the United States Federal Government... The renovated Tivoli Theatre in Columbia Heights at the intersection of Park Road NW is part of 14th Streets recent economic development. ... Pennsylvania Avenue street sign, 2004. ... In Washington, D.C., Constitution Avenue is a major east-west street running just north of the United States Capitol in the citys Northwest and Northeast quadrants. ... Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. ... The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, named after the 40th president of the United States, is the first federal building in Washington, D.C. designed for both governmental and private sector purposes. ...

The fountain was designed by German-American artist Adolph Alexander Weinman and erected in 1947. In the center of the memorial is the massive fountain with the inscription "Statesman, Author, Diplomat" and to each side are two groups of statues, one called "Justice" (to symbolize the religious freedom which allowed a Jew to serve in such a position of authority) and the other "Reason" (to symbolize the capitalism and labor efforts put forth by Straus). German Americans (German Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of ethnic German ancestry and currently form the largest ancestry group in the United States, accounting for 17% of the U.S. population. ... Elks Memorial in Chicago Adolph Alexander Weinman (December 11, 1870 – August 8, 1952) was an American sculptor, born in Karlsruhe, Germany. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Freedom of religion is the individuals right or freedom to hold whatever religious beliefs he or she wishes, or none at all. ... For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ...

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