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66th Congress (March 4, 1919-March 4, 1921) By: Miguel Rodriguez

  • First wave of the 1919 United States anarchist bombings.

    First wave of the 1919 United States anarchist bombings.
    The 1919 United States anarchist bombings were a series of bombings and attempted bombings carried out by anarchist followers of Luigi Galleani from April through June 1919. These bombings fed the Red Scare of 1919-20. In late April 1919, at least 36 booby trap dynamite-filled bombs were mailed to a cross-section of prominent politicians and appointees. The mail bombs were wrapped in brown paper with similar address and advertising labels.
  • 1st Session Begins

    1st Session Begins
    The first term of the 66th term of congress start on May 19, 1919 and ended on November 19, 1919.
  • House of Representative Chart

    House of Representative Chart
    During the 66th term of congress the republicans had the majority.
  • Senate Chart

    Senate Chart
    In the Senate chart the republicans had the majority.
  • American Communist Party was established

     American Communist Party was established
    The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a Marxist political party in the United States, established in 1919. It has a long, complex history that is closely related to the histories of similar communist parties worldwide and the U.S. labor movement.
    For the first half of the 20th century, the CPUSA was the largest and most influential communist party in the United States. It played a very prominent role in the U.S. labor movement from the 1920s through the 1940s, having a major hand in founding most
  • Steel strike

     Steel strike
    The Steel Strike of 1919 was an attempt by the weakened Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers (the AA) to organize the United States steel industry in the wake of World War I. The strike began on September 22, 1919, and collapsed on January 8, 1920. The steelworkers were forced to carry out their strike threat. The September strike shut down half the steel industry, including almost all mills in Pueblo, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois, and Wheeling, West Virginia.
  • President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive stroke

    President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive stroke
    Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. In his first term as President, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass major progressive reforms. In 1919, during the bitter fight with Henry Cabot Lodge and the Republican-controlled Senate over the U.S. joining the League of Nations, Wilson collapsed with a debilitating stroke leaving him partially paralyzed.
  • National Prohibition Act

     National Prohibition Act
    The National Prohibiton Act was the enabling legislation for the Eighteenth Amendment which established prohibition in the United States. It prohibited the production, sale, and transport of intoxicating liquors. It granted both the federal government and the states the power to enforce the ban by appropriate legislation. A bill to do so was introduced in Congress in 1919.
  • 1st Session of congress Ends

    1st Session of congress Ends
    the 1st session of the 66th term congress ends.
  • 2nd Session Begins

    2nd Session Begins
    The second session of the 66th Congress started on December 1,1919 and ended on June 5, 1920.
  • The Edge Act

    The Edge Act
    The Edge Act allows National Banks to engage in international banking through federally chartered subsidiaries can be chartered by other states and are allowed,
    This act can be chartered by other states and are allowed, unlike domestic banks, to own banks in foreign countries and to invest in foreign commercial and industrial firms.
  • Mineral Leasing Act

    Mineral Leasing Act
    the Mineral Leasing Act was the leasing of public lands for developing deposits of coal, petroleum, natural gas, etc. It authorized citizens to freely prospect for mineral on public lands and allowed a discoverer to stake claims to both minerals and surrounding lands for development.
  • Esch-Cummins Act

     Esch-Cummins Act
    The Esch-Cummins Act terminated federal control of railroads, effective March 1, 1920. It also Authorized the government to make settlements with railroad carriers for matters caused by nationalization, such as compensation and other expenses.
  • United States Railroad Administration

     United States Railroad Administration
    The United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was the name of the nationalized railroad system of the United States between 1917 and 1920. It was possibly the largest American experiment with nationalization, and was undertaken against a background of war emergency. The railroads were organized into three divisions: East, West and South. Duplicate passenger services were killed off, costly and employee-heavy sleeping car services were cut back and extra fares applied to discourage their use.
  • Death on the High Seas Act

     Death on the High Seas Act
    Death on the High Seas Act is a United States admiralty law enacted by the United States Congress. It intended to permit recovery of damages against a shipowner by a spouse, child or dependent family member of a seaman killed in international waters in wrongful death cases caused by negligence or unseaworthiness. Today it is also applicable to cases arising out of airline disasters over the high seas that occur beyond the 12-nautical miles territorial limit of U.S. waters.
  • Phelen Act

     Phelen Act
    The Phelen Act authorized progressive discount rates for a Federal Reserve District bank that borrowed relatively large amounts from its Reserve bank. This was another measure to help the difficult transition for banks from wartime to peacetime. It bought member banks time to reorganize and renegotiate loans given to large defense contracting firms that would no longer be manufacturing high priced war munitions and material meant for sale to the government.
  • Federal Water Power Act

    Federal Water Power Act
    The Federal Water Power Act was to more effectively coordinate the development of hydroelectric projects in the United States. The act created the Federal Power Commission (FPC) (now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) as the licensing authority for hydroelectric plants.
  • Merchant Marine Act

     Merchant Marine Act
    The Merchant Marine Act is a United States Federal statute that regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters and between U.S. ports. requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. The purpose of the law is to support the U.S. maritime industry.
  • 2nd session Ends

    2nd session Ends
    The 2nd session of the 66th term of congress ends.
  • 3rd Session

    3rd Session
    The 3rd Session og Congress started on December 6,1920 and ended on March 3rd,1921.
  • 3rd session of congress ends

    3rd session of congress ends
    The 3rd session of the 66th term of congress ends.