The Story of the Capitol
Beaux Arts: An ornate style of architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that is associated with the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
bias: A preference for or against something.
capitol: A building where the legislature meets.
contractors: A person or company that agrees to do a specific set of tasks.
electorate: The people eligible to vote in an election.
federalism: A system of government that includes different levels of government that perform different functions.
initiative: A citizen-nominated ballot measure.
Land Run of 1889: The first land run which divided the Unassigned Lands of Indian Territory.
Oklahoma Enabling Act of 1906: An act that allowed the people of Oklahoma and Indian Territories to elect representatives to a state constitutional convention and bid for statehood.
Organic Act of 1890: An act that created Oklahoma and Indian Territories, outlined how their governments would be set up, and set aside land for public schools.
ornament: A decoration used to make something fancy, especially a building.
portico: A porch leading to the entrance of a building with a roof overhead and supported by columns.
quarry: To cut into ground to obtain stone.
renovation: The action of improving a broken or outdated structure.
rotunda: A large central area.
tenant: A person who occupies a property owned by another person.