Congress Timeline

  • First Congress of the U.S. Government

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  • Congress moves to Washingtion D.C.

  • Congress declares war for the first time.

  • The Capital has been rebuilt after the fire.

  • Daniel Webster's last speech.

  • Congress passes law that abolishes slavery.

  • George W. Norris leads a reform giving the House and not the Speaker of the House more power.

  • President Wilson asks for a declaration of war against Germany.

  • Congress declares war after Pearl Harbor.

  • McCarthy Hearings

  • Labor Management Hearings

  • Watergate Hearings