Democracy Through Design: Pierre L’Enfant and Mapping Washington, D.C. | BRIdge from the Past
Why is Washington, D.C., laid out the way it is today? In this episode, Mary examines the original design plans for our nation’s capital and how they changed over time. How did Pierre Charles L’Enfant design Washington, D.C., to reflect the values of American democracy? How is compromise at the core of the planning of Washington, D.C.?
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History Video Playlist
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History is a new YouTube series for students that explores an important historic image every episode to gain insights into the culture, politics, and society of a particular time in U.S. history. Host Mary Patterson will explain how each primary source is its own “window to the past,” revealing new areas for contemplation and discussion.