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In Congress Assembled: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States

provides lesson plans on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, issues that confronted the first Congress, and broadsides from the Continental Congress calling for special days of thanksgiving and remembrance. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

The Articles of Confederation said that expenses "incurred for the common defense and welfare" were to be paid by the national government. States, however, were asked, not required, to pay into the national treasury.
1866, Interior view of the House of Representatives wing of the U.S. Capitol showing Congress in session and spectators in the gallery.

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