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Interior of the New Dome of the Capitol at Washington

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The Rotunda and Manifest Destiny

The Rotunda is the symbolic and physical heart of the U.S. Capitol. The circular room functions as the Capitol's principal circulation space that connects the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. In this video, House Curator Farar Elliott describes and recounts the history of the Rotunda's art featuring Native Americans, which thousands of visitors view each day.