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  • 1. U.S. Capitol By: Nikki Johnston and Hana Furuichi
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. The Previous Capitols
    • Annapolis
    Philadelphia Princeton New York
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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.