TITLE

The Library of Congress

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
All About Washington, D.C. in Spanish & English;2004, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides information on the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress was established by John Adams in 1800. Its original purpose was to house a collection of books for Congress to use for research. However, during the War of 1812, British troops burned and destroyed the Library. President Thomas Jefferson then gave his enormous collection of books to the government as the new Library of Congress. Jefferson's collection included books in many subjects, even those not related to law.
ACCESSION #
16306993

 

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