On Tuesday, February 3, due to a special event being held in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center, there will be no public tours of the Capitol. The Capitol Visitor Center will be closed all day except for individuals on official business and people going to the House and Senate Visitor Galleries.

The cotton gin made large-scale production of cotton profitable, leading to the expansion of slavery.

Fri, 2013-04-19 11:52 -- administrator

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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