United States Congress, Legislative body in United States
Description: The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
History: First convened in 1789, the U.S. Congress has played a major role in shaping the nation's history.
Culture: Congress has been instrumental in defining American political culture by setting legal precedents and creating comprehensive policies.
Practical: Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Did you know ?: The U.S. Congress is one of the few legislatures worldwide that has constitutional authority for 'implied powers'
Location: Washington, D.C.
Inception: March 4, 1789
The James A. Garfield Monument stands as a testament to the twentieth President of the United States.
The Peace Monument, also known as Naval Monument or Civil War Sailors Monument, stands on the grounds of the United States Capitol in Peace Circle.
The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is a striking war memorial located in Washington, D.C.
The Rayburn House Office Building is a congressional office building for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
The Cannon House Office Building is the oldest congressional office building as well as a significant example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture.
The Russell Senate Office Building is the oldest of the United States Senate office buildings.
The Library of Congress, situated in Washington D.C., is one of the largest libraries in the world.
The Robert A. Taft Memorial honors the U.S. Senator and legacy of a presidential lineage.