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The Democratic party members of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress, led by speaker Nancy Pelosi began to fight with the unwanted statues of Confederate slave owners, which are exhibited in the Capitol. About their demand to remove pieces of sculpture according to ABC News.
It is noted that Pelosi wrote a letter to the joint library Committee, which is responsible for this issue. According to her, in the halls of the Capitol should not be the glorification of intolerance of representatives of the Confederate States of America. We are talking about 11 of these statues according to the rules, each state sends two statues. It is known that the Democrats have also begun drafting a bill for sending them back or to the Museum.
National hall of statues (National Statuary Hall) is the room where once was held the meeting of the house of representatives, and the second half of the nineteenth century there are exposed statues of the most prominent Americans.
In the period from 1861 to 1865 in the United States there existed a Confederation of the southern States. During the civil war, which lasted from 1861 to 1865, there was a collision between the North and the slave South, confederates. Southerners lost the war that led to the abolition of slavery and servile work. Despite this, southern States were some symbols of the Confederacy. Some Americans consider it a manifestation of racism, however, the proponents of the symbols and names claim that it is an integral part of U.S. history.
Earlier it was reported that the U.S. army was faced with the difficult struggle for the renaming of objects that celebrated military commanders of the Confederacy. While for many years the calls for change were ignored — all satisfied with the explanation that the base was named in honor of the American soldier, and their renaming will destroy tradition.
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