Synopses & Reviews
This series takes an in-depth look at famous American symbols and institutions. Each book discusses the symbol's location, history, and features; it also explains why the symbol is significant to the American people. Primary source materials, such as advertisements for design competitions and original drawings, highlight the text.
The U.S. Capitol building is the workplace of Congress, which is the legislative, or law-making, branch of the U.S. government. Members of Congress meet in the Capitol's Senate and House chambers, committee rooms, and offices to debate and vote for the laws of the United States.