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The White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court : historic self-guided tours

by Carrier, Thomas J.

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Hampton Community Library Non-Fiction TRAVEL 975.3 CAR
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  TRAVEL 975.3 CAR
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-fiction 975.3 CAR
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Non-fiction
 
Call Number  975.3 CAR
 
 
Summary
In Washington, D.C., a city steeped in history--from museums and monuments to statues and stations--there are perhaps no structures as prominent as the working symbols of the United States' three-branch government: the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. Embodying our nation's complex and, at times, tumultuous history, these buildings also house invaluable pieces of our American past. A visit to these national treasures provides a lesson in both the people and events that have shaped this country. Representing the heart, soul, and strength of American independence, the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court tell a fascinating true story--one that includes presidents, vice presidents, senators, justices, and political visionaries. Touring the buildings, visitors see such familiar faces as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr., and Susan B. Anthony, as well as learn about lesser-known figures such as Chippewa warrior Beeshekee, Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite, and Vice Presidents Daniel Tompkins and William R. King. The paintings and portraits that adorn the walls, the statues in every corner, and the rooms themselves provide commentary on the political life of a developing nation.
Additional Information
Series Images of America.
Subjects White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Supreme Court Building (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Painting -- Washington (D.C.)
Statues -- Washington (D.C.)
Interior architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
United States -- Biography -- Portraits.
Publisher Charleston, SC :Arcadia,2000
Language English
Description 127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0738505579 (pbk.)
9780738505572 (pbk.)
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