Essays & Study Questions

Enhance your knowledge of Congress by reading these essays and answering the study questions.


Art Guide

The National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol is comprised of statues donated by individual states to honor notable persons in their history. The entire collection now consists of 100 statues contributed by 50 states with two statues each.

  • About the National Statuary Hall Collection — Learn about the history of the Collection, its statues and the Architect of the Capitol's role.
  • Art by State — Select your state, or another, from the drop down menu to see a list of statues, paintings and more.
  • State Statue Guide (PDF) — A printable version of all statues in the Collection, organized by state.

National History Day 2020 Resources

National History Day is an annual competition that encourages participating students to engage in original historical research in primary sources and to present their findings in a series of contests.

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