The Iowa Capitol, 1999

(1999) The Iowa Capitol, 1999. University of Iowa


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The Iowa General Assembly, in 1868, voted to construct a new capitol that would stand through time as a symbol of the strength of Iowans and their commitment to good government. In this grand building, citizens petition their elected representatives in the General Assembly to enact laws for the common good, the Governor executes those laws for the well-being of the citizens, and the Supreme Court settles disputes and crafts remedies in order to apply the laws fairly to everyone. As was the General Assembly's intent, the Iowa Capitol has served as the seat of government for more than a century and is a working museum where visitors may view government in action amid the splendor of the past.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Old Capitol, Iowa City, University of Iowa
Subjects: History and culture > History of Iowa
History and culture > Landmarks
State government
ID Code: 40792
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 May 2022 15:48
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 15:48