U.S. Capitol, History and Government in Washington D.C.

The U.S. Capitol building has served as the seat of Congress for over 200 years.

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Timelines, colonial America, the early Congresses, the history of the U.S. flag and symbols, primer on the Constitution, and more

U.S. Documents

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U.S. Historic Monuments

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U.S. Presidents

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U.S. Elections

Stats and facts on elections and voting, results of Senate and House races, list of governors, and more

U.S. Government

Members of the Senate and House, minorities in Congress, powers of each branch, government agencies, impeachment facts, and more

Supreme Court

Members past and present of the Court, landmark cases, facts about the Court, and more



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