Storming of Chapultepec The Residence Act specified that the capital be located along the Potomac River between the Eastern Branch (the Anacostia River) and the Connogochegue (near Williamsport and Hagerstown Maryland) and encompass an area of no more than "ten miles square" (10 miles (16 km) on a side for a maximum area of 100 square miles (259 km2)).. The Royal Navy reported that it lost one man killed and six wounded in the attack of whom the fatality and three of the wounded were from the Corps of Colonial Marines. . . Religion Congress reflects us in all our strengths and all our weaknesses it reflects our regional idiosyncrasies our ethnic religious and racial diversity our multitude of professions and our shadings of opinion on everything from the value of war to the war over values Congress is the government's most representative body . Congress is essentially charged with reconciling our many points of view on the great public policy issues of the day. Also in September 2009 a 121,700 square feet (11,310 m2) central security checkpoint was added on a new security mezzanine level of the main terminal This checkpoint replaced previous checkpoints which were located behind the ticketing areas, however travelers enrolled in TSA PreCheck and CLEAR still use this area to clear security a separate security checkpoint is available on the baggage claim level Both security checkpoints connect to the AeroTrain which links the main terminal with the A B and C concourses, Republicanism American advocates of independence were commonly lampooned in Great Britain for what was termed their hypocritical calls for freedom at the same time that many of their leaders were planters who held hundreds of slaves Samuel Johnson snapped "how is it we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of the Negroes?" Benjamin Franklin countered by criticizing the British self-congratulation about "the freeing of one Negro" named Somersett while they continued to permit the overall slave trade. Phyllis Wheatley was a black poet who popularized the image of Columbia to represent America She came to public attention when her Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral appeared in 1773.
! . Scholar and representative Lee H Hamilton asserted that the "historic mission of Congress has been to maintain freedom" and insisted it was a "driving force in American government" and a "remarkably resilient institution". Congress is the "heart and soul of our democracy" according to this view, even though legislators rarely achieve the prestige or name recognition of presidents or Supreme Court justices; one wrote that "legislators remain ghosts in America's historical imagination". One analyst argues that it is not a solely reactive institution but has played an active role in shaping government policy and is extraordinarily sensitive to public pressure. Several academics described Congress:. Richard Bassett Delaware 1 Yes In January 1791 the President proceeded to appoint in accordance with the Residence Act a three-member commission consisting of Daniel Carroll Thomas Johnson and David Stuart to oversee the surveying of the federal district and appointed Andrew Ellicott as surveyor Washington informed Congress of the site selection on January 24 and suggested that Congress amend the Act to allow the capital to encompass areas to the south of the Eastern Branch including Alexandria Virginia Congress agreed with this suggestion passing an amendment to the Act that Washington approved on March 3 1791 However consistent with language in the original Act the amendment specifically prohibited the "erection of the public buildings otherwise than on the Maryland side of the river Potomac". ; An Act of Congress from 1960 9 Bibliography Importation of slaves 6 Congress and the public 6.1 Freedom suits and Dred Scott; .