Exploring the history, traditions and role of this uniquely American institution.

Senators' Interviews

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Farewell Speeches

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Historians' Corner

  • Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson

    Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson

    A story of personal animosity and the political battles between powerful Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky and President…

  • Early Impeachments

    Early Impeachments

    Senate Historian Betty Koed tells the story of partisan politics in the early Senate and how that played into the first…

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Senate Spaces

  • Old Senate Chamber

    Old Senate Chamber

    The Old Senate Chamber is where the body met from 1810-1859. It is here where the Senate grew in stature and became the primary…

  • The Senate Chamber

    The Senate Chamber

    In use since 1859, we take you inside the U.S. Senate Chamber to learn about its history, art and artifacts, including…

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