3-14 The U. S. Capitol Building

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The U.S. Capitol Building is located in Washington, D.C.  It is a monument to the American people and their government.  It is the second oldest building in the capital.  The Capitol Building stands 300 feet tall which includes a 19-1/2 foot tall Statue of Freedom.

Members of Congress meet in the Capitol Building.  Congress is the legislative branch of the U.S. Government that makes laws.  There are two parts of Congress.  One part is the House of Representatives.  The House of Representatives has 435 members called representatives.  The number of representatives each state sends to the House depends upon the population of the state that they represent. The other part of Congress is called the Senate.  People who work in the Senate are called senators.  There are two senators from each state.  Both senators and representatives are elected by the people of their state to work in Congress.

The Senate and the House of Representatives each have their own chamber in which they meet inside of the Capitol Building.  There are 540 rooms in the Capitol Building.  More than 10 million people visit the Capitol Building every year.  Capitol Hill is made up of the streets surrounding the U.S. Capitol and other government buildings, shops, and restaurants.


Use the information above to complete the statements below.

1.  The U.S. Building is located in Washington, D.C.

2.  The Capitol Building is a to the American people and its government.

3.  The Capitol Building is 300 feet tall and includes a Statue of .

4.  Members of meet in the Capitol Building.

5.  Congress makes the for the United States.

6.  The two parts of Congress are the  of Representatives and the .

7.  Senators and representatives are by the people of their state to work in Congress.

8.  Each part of Congress has their own in which they meet inside of the Capitol Building.

9.  The streets, shops, restaurants, and other government buildings surrounding the Capitol Building area is known as Capitol .



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