Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence. This document is the first source of our democracy. In our virtual tour of Washington, Thomas becomes a source for governmental information as the web server. Let me show you a few highlights of my favorite spots on our virtual tour of Thomas. Thomas helps us to find out the latest on the floor action taking place in Congress through the Floor Action link. We can access the How Laws are Made link and read about the total process of lawmaking. About Thomas link explains the whole background of the Thomas server and what it can do.
You can use the cyber Post Office to find out almost anything you want to know about the United States Postal Service: from it's creation and history to it's five year strategic plan for the future. Links can take you to other postal web sites, such as the U.S. National Postal Museum at the Smithsonian. Or, you go online instead of waiting in line to use postal services, for example, calculating postage, obtaining a change of address form, looking up a zip code, and tracking express mail.
Whether you want to become an astronaut or just explore Space from the comfort of your living room, you'll enjoy visiting NASA. This site is maintained by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and contains a wealth of information about space science and exploration. How did life originate on Earth? Is there life outside our solar system? Will privatization of the space program create progress or chaos? The answers (or at least the theories) are all here.
The Library of Congress site allows a virtual tour of the Library itself as well as on-line access to all of the library's collections including current and historical reference and research material, rare books and documents, government agency newsletters and conference proceedings. Additionally, through the Library of Congress website the virtual tourist can interact with the special programs and exhibits hosted by the Library.
When you think of visiting the Botanical Gardens you think of enjoying
and interacting with the color, scent and beauty of many different kinds
of plants and flowers. Then your mind might drift off to think how nice
it would be to share this with a friend or a loved one. If only you could
send them a bit of this beauty. Through technological advances, you are
able to send a virtual bouquet
of flowers or balloons, a fruit basket, or a gag gift. This enables
you to brighten someone's day as soon as they turn on their computer or
for a little more you can actually order real flowers or other with the
touch of a couple of buttons. So the next time you feel like making someone
smile look to this new web site.