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The Most Recognizable Building in America

The Most Recognizable Building in America

Completed in 1800, the United States Capitol is perhaps the most recognizable building in America — it is a building in which countless historical decisions have been made.
Clip Length 02:38 Premiere: 5/1/17

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The Congress

About The Congress

For 200 years, the United States Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. Using historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews, Ken Burns chronicles the events that have shaped the first 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.

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The Congress

S1 E1 Length 1:29:18 Premiere Date 3/20/89

Importance of the First Congress

Clip Length 00:38 Premiere Date 1/6/12

The Real Reason Members Vote For or Against Legislation

Clip Length 00:30 Premiere Date 1/6/12

The Engine of Democracy

Clip Length 04:45 Premiere Date 5/1/17

The Most Recognizable Building in America

Clip Length 02:38 Premiere Date 5/1/17

The 17th Amendment

Clip Length 02:34 Premiere Date 5/1/17

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