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construction of the United States Capitol

United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration.

construction of the United States Capitol

recognizing the contributions of slave labor : hearing before the Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, held in Washington, DC, November 7, 2007.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) -- Design and construction.,
  • Slave labor -- Washington (D.C.)

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .H6 2007k
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 108 p. :
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22531547M
    ISBN 100160808685
    ISBN 109780160808685
    LC Control Number2008397128


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United States Capitol, the meeting place of the United States Congress and one of the most familiar landmarks in Washington, D.C. It is situated on Capitol Hill at the eastern end of Pennsylvania Avenue. The Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial lie to the west, and the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress lie to the east.

During the nineteenth century, the Library of Congress outgrew its quarters within the United States Capitol as its collections and mission expanded. Between andCongress authorized construction of a magnificent new building for the library, and the Joint Committee on the Library reexamined the institution’s administrative goals.

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William Thornton. Days of Destruction: The United States Capitol By nightfall on AugBritish forces had arrived on Capitol Hill and broken through the doors of the year-old Capitol, initially designed by Dr. William Thornton with major interior improvements by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

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The construction of the United States Capitol: recognizing the contributions of slave labor: hearing Distributed to some depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: P. Also available via Internet from the GPO Access web site. Jesse Holland, Associated Press reporter who covers Congress, presents a history of the slave labor that was used to complete the construction of the United States Capitol and the White On July 2,Muenter hid a package containing three sticks of dynamite with a timing mechanism set for nearly midnight under a telephone switchboard in the Senate reception room in the United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

His original target had been the Senate chamber, which he found bomb exploded at approximately PM resulting in no casualties. The United States Capitol is the building where the United States Congress meets.

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It also provides a thoroughly documented of the design and construction of the Capitol, along with authoritative bibliographies, notes, and an index. It is printed on permanent paper and enhanced Price Range: $ - $ Prepared for the Bicentennial of the construction of the United States Capitol inGlenn Brown’s History of the United States Capitol is the definitive history of the construction of the Capitol, including the many trials and tribulations along the way, such as the burning of the Capitol by the British in August during the War of The guided tours originate in the U.S.

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