By Ronald A. Reis
An interactive guidebook to the historical past and internal workings of the legislative department of the U.S. Government Providing a ancient viewpoint on all that's happening at the present time, US Congress for Kids examines the foremost milestones in congressional background, together with the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African american citizens and to girls, and investigating misconduct in either govt and personal associations. children should be engaged through the focal point on dramatic tales, personalities, and turning issues whereas additionally benefitting from the transparent discussions of Congressional objective, constitution, heritage, and ongoing matters. academic, hands-on actions that remove darkness from the workings of the U.S. Congress contain creating a residence ceremonial mace, growing congressional funds, creating a capitol dome, and designing a Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Today, the centerpiece under the massive dome erected during the Civil War (1860–1865) is the great Rotunda. In 1865, the Italian painter Constantino Brumidi, the “Michelangelo of the Capitol,” painted a huge fresco under the dome. Depicting the Apotheosis [glorification] of George Washington, it is 180 feet above the Rotunda floor. North of the Rotunda, on the second floor of the Capitol Building, is the Senate chamber, where 100 US senators preside. South of the Rotunda, also on the second floor, is the House chamber, large enough to accommodate the 435 members of the House of Representatives.
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