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Interesting Fact:

The Capitol's nickname was "Doty's Washbowl" because of its leaky roof and the tin dome.

Study Questions:

  • What do you think Madison was like in 1838? How did the Capitol look back then?
  • What issues did the Legislature handle in 1838?
  • How many years was the 1838 Capitol building used?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on November 28:

    1943: President Franklin Roosevelt mmets with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin in Tehran during World War II.
    2001: Enron Corp. collapses in financial ruin.

  • November 28

    November 28, 1838: The Legislature met for the first time in the new Capitol building in Madison.

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