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    • U.S. Capitol By: Nikki Johnston and Hana Furuichi
    • History
      • Important People
        • Benjamin Henry Latrobe did the south wing and the north wing's interior 
        • Charles Bulfinch did the rotunda, dome, and part of the west wing
        • Thomas U. Walter was the Capitol Extension winner and supervised until both wings and the dome was done
        • Montgomery C. Meigs supervised the capitol extension
    • History
      • Previous Capitols
        • The Capitol has housed the House of Representatives and the Senate for around 200 years starting in 1793
        • Starting at 1775, the Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House
        • In 1783, the Congress met in Nassau Hall in New Jersey
        • After that, they met in the Maryland State House in Annapolis
        • They met at the Federal Hall in New York
    • The Previous Capitols
      • Annapolis
      Philadelphia Princeton New York
    • Purpose / Function
        • Representatives are elected for two years
        •   The Speaker of the House rules the sessions
        • They elect the President when the Electoral College cannot
        • They can impeach government officials
        • "Here, sir, the people govern."
      •          ~Alexander Hamilton
      The House of Representatives
    • Purpose / Function
      • The Senate
        • Senators are elected for 6 years
        • They approve treaties
        • They judge impeachments
        • They confirm presidential appointments
        • The second floor houses the Senate
        • Second floor has Supreme Court Room
        • "A necessary fence."
      •              ~James Madison
    • Physical Aspects
          • The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is the newest addition.
          • The Visitor Center is almost 580,000
          • The Statue of Freedom on the dome is1 9 1/2 feet high
          • Has about 540 rooms
          • The Rotunda is over 95 feet in diameter and more than 183 feet high
          • It has a Botanic Garden
      • The US Capitol Botanic Garden
    • Tour Information
      • Tour Information
        • Tours from 8:50 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
        • Monday - Saturday.
        • Visitors with appointments can enter the Visitor Center at 7:15 
        • Tours are free, passes required
      • Contact Information
        •   Phone number: (202-)226-8000
    • Visiting Information
      • Visiting Information:
        • Open to the public on Monday  - Saturday
        • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
        • Not open on: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Inauguration Day. 
      • Address
        •   East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street,   NE Washington, DC 20002.