History of Congress

  • Congress Created

    First day that Congress met, in New York City.
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    History of United States Congress

  • First State of the Union Address

    George Washington gave the first State of the Union Address
  • First Speaker

    Henry Clay Elected speaker
  • Declare first war

  • New Capital

    The capital was rebuilt
  • California Crisis

    (Free or slave)
  • Dome finished

    Bronze figure/dome finished
  • Slavery abolished

    No move slavery!
  • Revolt against rule committee

    No more speaker
  • Declaration of war

  • Pearl Harbor

    Attacked by japan
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act of 1964 is passed in Congress; it was the most comprehensive civil-rights bill in the history of the nation.
  • First man lands on the moon

  • Republican wins both houses

    The Republican Party wins control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1954.