Statue of Thomas Jefferson Relocated From New York City Hall

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A statue of Thomas Jefferson, America’s third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, was removed from City Hall in New York City. The 1833 statue stood there for nearly two centuries, but the city’s Public Design Commission voted unanimously to relocate the statue to the New York Historical Society’s reading room. Politicians removed the statue because they felt offended by Jefferson’s status as a slaveholder.