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A “Dexteritous” Climb to the Top of the Capitol’s Unfinished Dome

It towered over Abraham Lincoln during his inauguration on March 4, 1861 as a fitting symbol for the task ahead of the new president and the state of the country. Unfinished but a work in progress, the construction of the … Continue reading

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On The Eve Of War: The U.S. Capitol Building

As angry or saddened voices discussed secession in the Federal capitol, unfinished projects towered outside. The unfinished capitol dome rose into the sky, a reminder of the renovation and expansion project of the legislative building that had started years earlier; … Continue reading

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Civil War References in President Biden’s Inaugural Address

President Biden’s inaugural address today contained a number of Civil War references. Here’s a run-down:

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