Welcome, Grade School Students
The U.S. House of Representatives plays an important role in the United States government. Learn more about its Members, responsibilities, and history through these lessons and activities.
What Is Congress?
The House Officers play important roles in the day-to-day functioning of the House. Learn about their duties and responsibilities.
Learn how the House works with the Senate, President, and Supreme Court to run the United States.
The first day of a new Congress is a lot like the first day of school. Learn how a new Congress starts.
Committees have an important role in making laws. See how Representatives use committees to organize their work.
Learn how Members are elected and the duties they undertake.
Learn about the Speaker of the House, majority and minority leaders, and party whips, the leadership of the House.
Art & History
Joseph Marion Hernández, the first Hispanic American in Congress, was elected as Florida’s Territorial Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1822. Learn about more than 100 Hispanic Americans who have followed in his footsteps!
Women have come a long way in Congress since Jeanette Rankin was elected in 1916—see just how far!
Slavery had only been illegal for five years when the first African-American Congressmen were elected. Learn about these history-makers!
The Apotheosis of Washington is one of the most famous pieces of artwork in the United States Capitol. Learn more about its symbolism.
How Laws Are Made
Around the Capitol
You don’t need to travel to Washington, D.C. to see where the House of Representatives meets. Get a tour of the United States Capitol right from your chair.
Pages were high school students who lived, went to school, and worked in the U.S. Capitol.