Building the U.S. Capitol

Guy Gugliotta talked about the development and evolution of the U.S. Capitol building, which was started in 1790 with the help of slave… read more

Guy Gugliotta talked about the development and evolution of the U.S. Capitol building, which was started in 1790 with the help of slave labor. The Capitol was rebuilt after it was partially burned by British troops during the War of 1812. In the 1850s, the Capitol went through significant expansion to accommodate the growing number of legislators from newly admitted states. That process continued into the Civil War, with the 1863 completion of the Capitol dome coming to symbolize northern resolve to preserve the Union. 

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Building the U.S. Capitol

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312530-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 7, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 8, 2013

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  • Sep 07, 2013 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2013 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 08, 2013 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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