The United States Capitol

The United States Capitol, atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government, completed in the year 1800.

Construction of the U.S. Capitol Building began in 1793 atop Jenkins’ Hill, now often referred to as “Capitol Hill.” Since then many additional buildings have been constructed around this site to serve Congress and the Supreme Court. The last major addition being the Capitol Visitor Center, completed in 2008.

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