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  The United States Capitol: An Overview of the Building and Its Function
The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world.
Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.
As the focal point of the government's Legislative Branch, the Capitol is the centerpiece of the Capitol Complex, which includes the six principal Congressional office buildings and three Library of Congress buildings constructed on Capitol Hill in the 19th and 20th centuries.
www.aoc.gov /cc/capitol/index.cfm   (629 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States Capitol
United States Capitol The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the United States Supreme Court building, the United States...
Capitol Hill, aside from being the common nickname for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, DC, stretching easterly behind the U.S. Capitol along wide avenues.
Capitol dome The rotunda is the central rotunda and dome of the United States Capitol.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/United-States-Capitol   (1103 words)

  
 Architecture of the United States Capitol - Washington, DC, United States of America
The first major expansion of the capitol was planned in 1850 because the addition of new states meant new senators, representatives, and their staffs.
The cornerstone of the Capitol was laid 18 September, 1793 by President George Washington.
During the Civil War, the Capitol building was used as a military barracks, a hospital, and a bakery.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /US/DC/CapitolBuilding.html   (1379 words)

  
  United States Capitol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although not in the geographic center of the District of Columbia, the Capitol is the focus by which the quadrants of the district are divided.
The Capitol building is believed to have been the intended target of the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 before it crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take over control of the plane from hijackers.
The Capitol houses a variety of works of art, including the National Statuary Hall Collection, which is comprised of statues donated by the fifty states to honor persons notable in their histories.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Capitol   (1886 words)

  
 United States Capitol Police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a police force charged with protecting the United States Congress within the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its territories.
Created by Congress in 1828 following the assault on a son of John Quincy Adams in Capitol Rotunda, the original duty of the United States Capitol Police was to provide security for the United States Capitol Building.
Today's United States Capitol Police officer has the primary responsibility for protecting life and property; preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal acts; and enforcing traffic regulations throughout a large complex of congressional buildings, parks, and thoroughfares.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Capitol_Police   (362 words)

  
 Wikipedia: United States Capitol
The United States Capitol is the building which serves as home for the legislative branch of the United States government.
It is located atop Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
The Capitol building held its first session of Congress on November 17, 1800.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/u/un/united_states_capitol.html   (260 words)

  
 United States Capitol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An extended addition to the Capitol was constructed in 1958, but the historic Corinthian columns were rendered homeless, until landcape designer created a suitable setting for them in a large meadow at the National Arboretum, where they are combined with a reflecting pool in an ensemble that reminds some visitors disconcertingly of Persepolis.
The rotunda of the Capitol is the only place where Americans can lie in state.
Capitol police officers killed in the shooting incident in 1998.
cerritos.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/US_Capitol   (857 words)

  
 Washington, D.C. -- Places To Tour -- The United States Capitol
The chief focus of the Capitol is on the chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives.
The House chamber is in the south wing of the Capitol; the Senate chamber is in the north wing.
States are assigned the number of representatives based on their population and are redistricted every ten years after the census.
tourofdc.org /tours/USCapitol   (1675 words)

  
 United States Capitol Map   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Chamber of the United States House of Representatives.
The United States Capitol Complex is comprised of the Capitol, the House and Senate Office Buildings, the...
of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for...
www.gislinx.com /unitedstatescapitolmap.html   (218 words)

  
 U.S. Capitol Guide Service - United States House of Representatives, 110th Congress, 1st Session
The United States Capitol is a monument, a working legislative building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of Democracy in the world.
Capitol Guide Service personnel distribute the tickets on a first come, first serve basis from the Kiosk at the Southwest corner of the Capitol grounds, across from the Botanic Gardens.
The United States Capitol is bordered by Constitution Avenue to the North, Independence Avenue to the South, and First Streets, East and West.
www.house.gov /house/tour_services.shtml   (2451 words)

  
 United States Capitol at Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. One of the world's best-known buildings, The United States Capitol, at Washington, D.C., was the creation of a succession of architects who were almost all Freemasons.
The cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol Building was laid with Masonic Honors on September 18, 1793 under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Maryland.
After the destruction of the Capitol by the British in 1814, Latrobe was engaged to rebuild it (1815-1817).
www.phoenixmasonry.org /masonicmuseum/us_capitol.htm   (562 words)

  
 The US Capitol Building
The United States Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation.
Pierre Charles L'Enfant was expected to design the Capitol, but his dismissal in 1792 due to his refusal to cooperate with the Commissioners of the Federal Buildings, resulted in other plans.
A competition was suggested by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and President George Washington that would award $500 and a city lot to whomever produced the winning plan by mid-July.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/wash/dc76.htm   (999 words)

  
 The United States Capitol and Congress
The Capitol is where Congress meets to write the laws of this nation, and where presidents are inaugurated and deliver their annual State of the Union messages.
For nearly two centuries, the Capitol has grown along with the nation, adding new wings to accommodate the increasing number of Senators and representatives as new states entered the Union.
The original Capitol was designed by Dr. William Thornton, and the cornerstone was laid by President George Washington on September 18, 1793.
www.north-america.de /old/congress.htm   (1659 words)

  
 USAJOBS - USAJobs FAQ
Additionally, the protection of Members of Congress, Officers of Congress, and their families is expanded by statute to the entire United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia.
The United States Capitol Police is always interested in highly qualified applicants.
Selection and assignment to these units is accomplished on a competitive basis and is available to officers after one (1) to two (2) years of field experience.
www.usajobs.opm.gov /EI51.asp   (1812 words)

  
 The United States Capitol
The Capitol of the United States of America has contained the meeting places of Congress for nearly two hundred years.
The Capitol also serves as a monument to the people and government of the United States of America as it is visited by an estimated 3.5 million people from around this world.
The Capitol is separated into five levels, four floors and a basement.
www.carteretcountyschools.org /aes/dc/USCapitol.htm   (676 words)

  
 Architect of the Capitol
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court building, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities.
The Capitol is open to the public for guided tours only, Monday through Saturday.
The Capitol is open on all federal holidays except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
www.aoc.gov   (204 words)

  
 Washington, DC Hotels: United States Capitol
We have tried to show you the top 10 hotels around United States Capitol.
This will let you compare the best hotel rates for the United States Capitol area.
More than three million visitors come to the Capitol each year.
www.roomrate.com /washington/attractions/CapitolHill.asp   (184 words)

  
 USPS - Sept. 18, 2002 - Cesar E. Chavez Postage Stamp Unveiled At United States Capitol
WASHINGTON - Civil rights and farm labor leader Cesar E. Chavez was highlighted today when the United States Postal Service unveiled the Cesar E. Chavez commemorative postage stamp at the Upper Senate Park of the United States Capitol.
In 1962 Chavez resigned from the CSO to establish the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers of America.
For more then three decades Chavez led the first successful farm workers union in American history, achieving dignity, respect, fair wages, medical coverage, pension benefits and humane living conditions as well as countless other rights and protections for hundreds of thousands of farm workers.
www.usps.com /news/2002/philatelic/sr02_072.htm   (817 words)

  
 U.S. Capitol Historical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Fellowship is funded by the United States Capitol Historical Society and jointly administered by the Architect of the Capitol.
A brief report of accomplishments must be submitted to the Architect of the Capitol and to the United States Capitol Historical Society at the end of the fellowship period.
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is a private, non-profit, non-partisan educational organization created in 1962 to interpret, preserve and communicate the history of the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Congress.
www.uschs.org /01_society/subs/01d_01.html   (1020 words)

  
 United States Capitol Washington, Washington DC (Historic Buildings)
The US Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world.
It has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for two centuries, and is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes six Congressional office buildings and three Library of Congress buildings.
The 19th-century neoclassical architecture of the Capitol was derived from ancient Greece and Rome, and as the building was expanded from its original design (by Dr. William Thornton in 1792), harmony with the existing portions was maintained.
www.ohwy.com /dc/u/uscapito.htm   (203 words)

  
 The United States Capitol
While the Capitol was not the only building to share in the Jefferson-Latrobe collaboration, it was the most important and engrossing.
While the design of the Capitol had been selected by President Washington in 1793, Jefferson approved significant deviations suggested by his architect that resulted in a greatly improved plan for the south wing—and later—for the north wing as well.
Today, the Capitol is in its planning and preparation phase for its most significant addition, the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC).
www.latrobesamerica.org /members/capitol.htm   (743 words)

  
 B-305864, United States Capitol Police--Employee Shuttle, January 5, 2006
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) may not use appropriated funds for a shuttle bus service from its parking lot to the
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) asks whether it may use appropriated funds for a shuttle bus to transport USCP employees from USCP-provided parking to a new USCP facility, the
USCP states that it is moving several component offices from its headquarters building on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol complex, near which employees are provided parking, to the
www.gao.gov /decisions/appro/305864.htm   (1398 words)

  
 The United States Capitol | Washington DC Area Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States Capitol stands proudly atop a hill at the east end of the Mall, an American icon, a symbol of democracy and the most prominent landmark in Washington DC.
The cornerstone of the Capitol was set by George Washington in 1793, but when President Abraham Lincoln climbed the steps to the east portico to deliver his inaugural address, construction of the dome was still not complete and the Union it would represent was threat- ened.
Having once been burned and looted by the British, the Capitol had become an unruly forum in which one senator had been soundly caned by an opposing Southern lawmaker and other senators had taken to wearing sidearms for personal security.
www.capitalbay.com /links/adv.asp?blurb=233   (279 words)

  
 The United States Capitol Subway System
The Capitol subway consists of three lines: two on the Senate side on the north side of the Capitol, and one on the House side on the south side of the Capitol.
Each trolley is a passive unit and braking, vehicle detection, and speed control are all handled by wayside units housing the AVO.
Maps courtesy of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
www.clouse.org /capitol1.html   (1020 words)

  
 BUILDING BIG: Databank: United States Capitol
One of the first great domes to crown a wholly political building, the United States Capitol dome in Washington, D.C. has had quite an eventful history.
The Capitol's first dome was completed in 1824 to the design of Boston architect Charles Bulfinch -- and it was a profound disappointment.
The United States Capitol building contains approximately 540 rooms and has 658 windows (108 in the dome alone) and approximately 850 doorways.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/united_states_capitol.html   (307 words)

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