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U.S. History Topics » Government » Congress

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Thomas: Legislative Information is a searchable database of summary versions of legislation, the status of congressional bills, the text and digest of the Congressional Record, committee information, hearings...  (Library of Congress)
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...  (Library of Congress)
Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention Broadsides provides 274 documents related to Congress (1774 to 1788) and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations...  (Library of Congress)
TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (TeachingHistory.org, supported by Department of Education)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Charters of Freedom features primary documents that shaped U.S. history. See images of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Learn about the Articles of Confederation...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Independence Hall: International Symbol of Freedom recounts the history of the building in Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence and where, a decade later, delegates to the...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Oral History of the U.S. House of Representatives reveals the rich heritage of the House through interviews with House officers, aides, committee staff, former Representatives, and others. Audio, video, and transcripts include...  (House of Representatives)
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids helps K-12 students learn how our government works. Students can learn about the branches of government, the election process, and how laws are made. This includes debate topics, word...  (Government Printing Office)
Congress, Law, and Politics presents papers of members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and key federal law cases. Learn about the Revolution and the creation of the U.S. by investigating the papers of our...  (Library of Congress)
Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation presents documents, plans, photographs, and lithographs of the many features of the U.S. Capitol in its various stages of construction and development. It explores topics such as the...  (Library of Congress)
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...  (Library of Congress)

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