The U.S. House of Representatives has played a pivotal role in many historic events. Watch eyewitness accounts of the shooting in the House Chamber in 1954, the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2001, and other turning points which changed the institution. Detailed descriptions and personal reflections shed light on events that propelled Congress into the national spotlight.
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