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Capitol Hill

The term “Capitol Hill” refers strictly to the slightly inclined location in central Washington, D.C. where the United States Capitol building is located, or to the building itself that houses the legislative branch of the government of the American republic. It is also commonly used, sometimes positively and sometimes not, to refer to the legislators themselves and the people who work for and with them. Whatever the meaning of the term, the place is one of the most-visited sites in the nation’s capital and a very historic location in a unique city filled with history. Like many of the tourist attractions in Washington, the facilities and museums on or near Capitol Hill are easy to get to and are for the most part free.
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The Statue of Liberty

Beginnings of Lady Liberty
The colossal neoclassical sculpture that has stood at the entrance to New York harbor since 1886 symbolizes New York City in the way that the Eiffel Tower means Paris and Big Ben instantly evokes London. The figure of “Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift from the people of France, and the inspiration for it first came during the American Civil War, when most of the French people strongly approved of the abolition of slavery.

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The Citadelle of Quebec

Three Hundred Years of History
The Citadelle of Quebec City describes itself as “a fortress, a regiment, a museum”. It is an active Canadian military installation, the official residence in Quebec of the Governor-General of Canada and of Queen Elizabeth II in her capacity as Queen of Canada, part of the Fortifications of Quebec National Historical Site and the museum of the 22nd Royal Canadian regiment, the only French-language regiment in the Canadian Forces. More than 200,000 people visit the citadel and its fortifications annually, and Quebec is one of only two cities in North America still surrounded by fortifications, the other being Campeche, Mexico.

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