The Library Of Congress

HISTORY

The Library of congress was established by an act of congress on April 24, 1800. It was originally housed in the United States capitol. The collection, which stared out small at 740 volumes, gradually increased to more than three,000 volumes by 1814. That year, although, the British along with the capitol burned these books through the assault on Washington.

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