There are so many impressive things about the United States Capitol that I can’t fit it all in one post.
The room pictured here is actually one of the most popular for Capitol Hill tours. It is called the National Statuary Hall. This was originally the chamber for the House of Representatives before they and the Senate were expanded to wings on the second floor.
Again, the decor and architecture will astound students in this beautiful room. When it was commissioned as a statuary hall, each state was given the opportunity to provide two statues dedicated to prominent residents. So many states participated that these statues are actually placed now throughout the entire Capitol. Many of them, though, can be found in this spacious room.
Teachers and administrators will love what a visit to Capitol Hill can do for students. Students will love the feeling of awe that it inspires. Our country was founded on unique and cutting edge government principles. This is one of the pivotal years when some of those principles especially spring into action. What a great year for educational tours to our amazing capital. What a great year to put students right at the scene of this awe-inspiring democracy.
(The beautiful picture of the National Statuary Hall by Greg Palmer on Flickr)