American Landmarks

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The United States of America has many geographic and historical landmarks.

The Capitol Building is the home of the United States Congress. The Congress consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The Senate and the House of Representatives meet in the Capitol Building to make laws that govern the country.

The Golden Gate Bridge was built in 1937 to connect the city of San Francisco to Marin County across the Golden Gate Strait.

The total length of the bridge is 1.7 miles (8,981 ft or 2,737 m). The length of the suspension spans, including main span and side spans, is 1.2 miles (6,450 ft or 1,966 m).

The bridge is 220 feet about the strait, with the top of the tower at 746 feet about the water.

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