Exploring the history, traditions and role of this uniquely American institution.

Senators' Interviews

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Farewell Speeches

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Historians' Corner

  • Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson

    Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson

    Historian Donald Ritchie discussed the political battles and personal animosity between powerful Senator Henry Clay of…

  • Early Impeachments

    Early Impeachments

    Senate historian Betty Koed told the story of partisan politics in the early Senate and how that played into the first…

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Senate Spaces

  • Old Senate Chamber

    Old Senate Chamber

    C-SPAN toured the Old Senate Chamber, where the body met from 1810-1859, is where the Senate grew in stature and became the primary…

  • The Senate Chamber

    The Senate Chamber

    C-SPAN toured the U.S. Senate Chamber, in use since 1859, to learn about its history, art, and artifacts, including the…

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