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A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873

includes documents from the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates, and the first two federal congresses. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

From its inaugural session, the U.S. House of Representatives has kept a journal of its proceedings in accordance with Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution.
'Patrick Henry,' stipple engraving by Leney, after Thomas Sully

Religion & the American Republic

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