64th Congress (March 4, 1915- March 4,1917)

  • members of congress

    96 Senators
    435 Representatives
    5 Non-voting members
    Democratic (D): 56 (majority)
    Republican (R): 40
    Democratic (D): 230 (majority)
    Republican (R): 196
  • U.S. Secretary of state William Jennings Bryan resigns

    U.S. Secretary of state William Jennings Bryan resigns
    resigns over a disagreement regarding his nation handling of the RMS Lusitania sinking
  • Period: to

    1st session

  • Mexican Revolution

    Mexican Revolution
    March 8–March 9, 1916: Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads about 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, killing 12 U.S. soldiers. A garrison of the U.S. 13th Cavalry Regiment fights back and drives them away.
  • Pancho Villa

    President Woodrow Wilson sends 12,000 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
  • invasion of Dominican Republic

    The United States Marines invades the Dominican Republic
  • Tillman Act

    The Tillman Act of 1907 (34 Stat. 864) (January 26, 1907) was the first legislation in the United States prohibiting monetary contribution to national political campaigns by corporations Be it enacted, that it shall be unlawful for any national bank, or any corporation organized by authority of any laws of Congress, to make a money contribution in connection with any election to any political office
  • National Defense Act of 1916

    National Defense Act of 1916
    provided for an expanded army during peace and wartime, fourfold expansion of the National Guard, the creation of an Officers' and an Enlisted Reserve Corps, plus the creation of a Reserve Officers' Training Corps in colleges and universities. The President was also given authority, in case of war or national emergency, to mobilize the National Guard for the duration of the emergency.
  • Terminal Inspection Act

    was a part of the Rural Post "Good" Roads Act of 1916. It prohibited a person from sending through the U.S. mail to a state address a package containing a plant or plant product unless the package's contents are plainly marked.
  • Rivers And Harbors Act

    Rivers And Harbors Act
    The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1916 provided Federal money for the maintenance and improvements of specified rivers and harbors across the USA.
  • Black Tom Explosion

    Black Tom Explosion
    German agents cause the Black Tom explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey, an act of sabotage destroying an ammunition depot and killing at least 7 people
  • Wildlife Game And Refuges Act

    Wildlife Game And Refuges Act
    The Wildlife Game Refuges Act of 1916 placed aside certain United States Federal park lands as wildlife reserves free from hunting and poaching, and placed the United States Forest Service in charge of enforcing such provisions.
  • Grains Standard act

    Grains Standard act
    It required official certification that export grain sold by grade had been inspected and weighed. It also provided for the establishment of official U.S. grain standards that were used to measure and describe the physical and biological properties of the grain at the time of inspection
  • end of 1st session

  • Election of 1916

    Democratic President Woodrow Wilson narrowly defeats Republican Charles E. Hughes.
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    2nd session

  • Immigration Act of 1917

    with an overwhelming majority, overriding President Woodrow Wilson's December 14, 1916 veto. This act added to the number of undesirables banned from entering the country, including but not limited to “homosexuals”, “idiots”, “feeble-minded persons”, "criminals", “epileptics”, “insane persons”, alcoholics, “professional beggars”, all persons “mentally or physically defective”, polygamists, and anarchists
  • Smith-Hughes Act

    Smith-Hughes Act
    The Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act of 1917 was an act of the United States Congress that promoted vocational agriculture to train people "who have entered upon or who are preparing to enter upon the work of the farm," and provided federal funds for this purpose.