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U.S Captiol Presentation

  1. 1. U.S. Capitol By: Nikki Johnston and Hana Furuichi
  2. 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. 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. 4. The Previous Capitols AnnapolisPhiladelphia Princeton New York
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  10. 10. 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.

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