As You Listen
As you listen to the video, answer the following questions. If you are able to visit the Capitol, include your answers in a journal/photo journal. Be creative and add drawings or photos to supplement your answers to these questions.
- Why was Raleigh chosen to be the permanent seat of government?
- What structure stood on Union Square before the Capitol was built? What happened to it?
- List the architects and builders of the Capitol.
- When did construction begin on the Capitol?
- How did the builders of the Capitol get the stone from the quarry to this building?
- In 1840 what was the final cost of the Capitol?
- What is unique about the statue of George Washington in the Rotunda? Why do you think it looks this way?
- Which branch of government has offices on the first floor of the Capitol? Who in that branch works in the Capitol?
- When did the last session of the General Assembly meet in the Capitol? Why did the legislators move to a new building?
- How is the House of Representatives arranged? Why?
- What were the third floor rooms used for in the 1800s?
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