Experience history firsthand
The United States Capitol Building has been described throughout history as “the spirit of America writ in stone,” “the temple of liberty,” and the “acropolis of our Republic.” Thomas Jefferson called it “the great commanding theater. It’s the place where laws are made.” Within its walls, there is an abundance of history.
The building has housed some of the most consequential events since America’s founding. Inside, Congress passed the 14th Amendment, the Homestead Act, the Interstate Highway Act, paid for Lewis and Clark’s journey west, and funded man’s first steps on the moon. It was at the U.S. Capitol where our country declared two world wars, President Lincoln spoke of “malice towards none, charity for all” to help lead our nation out of the Civil War, and President John F. Kennedy challenged us to “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Whether it’s to advocate for a cause near to their hearts, participate in a school trip, or take a family vacation–Nebraskans travel to Washington, D.C., to experience our nation’s history firsthand.
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