Monday, June 21, 2010

Day of Capitals

Today, we travelled to Dover, Delaware to visit the state capital. Delaware calls their statehouse the Legislative Hall. Here is a picture of Lynn in front of the Legislative Hall.
  And here is the House of Representatives Chamber as seen from the Gallery.
This is the Senate Chamber.
While on the tour, we discovered several facts. Did you know that Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States thus becoming the first state in the American Union? That occurred on December 7, 1787.
Delaware had 3 signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Next,we drove to Annapolis, Maryland and toured their Capital which at one time served as the U.S. capital in 1783, 1784. See the sign for details.
Here is the Maryland State House building.
This is the Senate Chamber.
and here is the House Chamber.
 It was in this building that George Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in this very room, the Old Senate Chamber on December 23, 1783.
Here is the Government House (Governer's Residence)

We were going to visit the Navel Academy at Annapolis also but ran out of time so we need to come back later in the week.


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