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Washington DC - The Capitol
THE commissioners appointed to lay out the capital city were directed to procure suitable buildings for the accommodation of Congress, and of the President, and for the public offices of the government of the United States.
Washington DC - The Majestic Capitol
ON the brow of a hill which rises ninety feet above the Potomac River is the majestic Capitol, one of the grandest structures in the world.
Washington DC - The Capitol Dome
RISING far above the Capitol is the great dome, an object of imposing beauty, to be seen for miles around.
Washington DC - The Grounds Of The Capitol
THE grounds of the Capitol comprise an open court on the eastern, and a grand terrace on the western side in all, forty-six acres of park, laid out in an attractive manner.
Washington DC - The National Botanical Gardens
THE National Botanical Garden adjoins the Capitol grounds on the west, and is part of the government reservation, known as the Mall.
Washington DC - Visiting The Capitol
A VISIT to the Capitol is not complete without ascending the dome and taking the wonderful and charming view from the top of this mighty iron globe.
Washington DC - The Rotunda
THE ROTUNDA, which occupies the centre of the interior of the Capitol, is a grand circular hall, ninety-five feet six inches in diameter, and three hundred feet in circumference.
Washington DC - National Statuary Hall
THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL is entered at the south door from the Rotunda. This beautiful hall was occupied by the House of Representatives until the new legislative hall, in the house extension, was completed.
Washington DC - The Supreme Court
THE SUPREME COURT of the United States has occupied the old Senate Chamber, north of the Rotunda, since December, 1860. Previous to that time it held its sessions in what is now the Law Library, in the basement story of the Capitol.
Washington DC - Library Of Congress
A visit to the Library of Congress, or, as it is frequently and perhaps more properly called, the National Library, will enable one to better realize King Solomon's saying Of making many books there is no end.
Washington DC - The Congress
THE First Congress of the United States, under the Constitution, began its session in New York on the 4th of March, 1789.
Washington DC - The Congress
MANY able men gave strength and character to the national legislation for half a century, and made the old halls of Congress memorable.
Washington DC - North Wing Of The Capitol
THE north wing of the Capitol is known as the Senate extension. The wing is constructed entirely of marble and iron, and is very magnificent.
Washington DC - South Wing Of The Capitol
THE south wing of the Capitol, or the House extension, is similar in design and construction to the Senate extension.
Washington DC - The Congress
THE Congress of the United States is the supreme legislative body, and has full authority under the Constitution to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying on the national goverment.
Washington DC - The House Of Representatives
THE House of Representatives, with its great hall and throng of members, is in marked contrast to the Senate. Apparently the House cares very little for dignity or decorum, and sometimes there is considerable confusion on the floor.
Washington DC - Basement Of The Capitol
IN the basement of the Capitol are many committee-rooms, the House post-office, the restaurants, and the document and folding rooms.
Washington DC - The White House
FROM the beginning of the century to the, present time the Presidents of the United States have resided, during their official life, in the Executive Mansion, popularly known as the White House.
Washington DC - Before The White House
DURING the two official terms of the first President he resided in plain, comfortable, but not over-large houses in New York and Philadelphia, which were rented by the government and furnished in a suitable manner.
Washington DC - White House Restoration
CONGRESS authorized the restoration of the White House in 1815, and Hoban, its architect, had it ready for occupancy in the early part of James Monroe's administration.
Washington DC - The Department Of State
THE Department of State is the first of the executive departments of the government. It has the supervision of all foreign affairs, and of all affairs concerning the states of the Union.
Washington DC - The Treasury Department
DURING the session of the First Congress under the Constitution, in 1789, an act was passed to establish the Treasury Department, which was to have the entire charge of the finances of the government.
Washington DC - War And Navy Departments
THE War Department has charge of the military service of the government, and is under the direction of the Secretary of War. It occupies the northern portion of the State, War, and Navy Building, with several divisions located elsewhere in Washington.
Washington DC - The Post Office
THE Post-Office Department occupies a marble building situated on the square between Seventh and Eighth, and E and F streets northwest.
Washington DC - The Department Of Interior
THE Department of the Interior was created by act of Congress in 1849. It is an extensive and important branch of the public service.
Washington DC - The Patent Office
THE PATENT OFFICE occupies many apartments of the building that bears its name, and employs a host of workers in its enormous and constantly increasing business.
Washington DC - The Pension Office
THE PENSION OFFICE is the largest bureau of the Department of the Interior, and its yearly business is enormous.
Washington DC - The General Land Office
THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE, which has charge of all the public lands in the United States, occupies a suite of apartments in the Patent Office Building.
Washington DC - The Bureau Of Indian Affairs
THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS is charged with the care of those troublesome wards of the Nation, the Indian tribes of the far West.
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