Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Due to a special event taking place in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, areas regularly included in the tour of the Capitol, such as the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall, will not be available for tours until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12:30 p.m. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open throughout the day, and guide-led opportunities in the Capitol Visitor Center will be available during the event.

World War I: A Nation Transformed

Unknown Soldier’s Tomb with Sentry, Arlington National Cemetery

Though World War I was fought overseas, it also shaped the U.S. home front.

After the war, Congress authorized new policy changes in the United States that affected how Americans honored those who died in the war, the treatment of war veterans, the rights of women, the citizenship of American Indians, and the federal budget process. Congress also extended a controversial wartime investigation into alleged subversion and instituted historic restrictions on immigration.