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Why Did We Need a New Constitution?

For Constitution Day, your students can see the economic problems of the Articles of Confederation by reading this petition.

Distance Learning with the National Archives

We can bring the National Archives to you…virtually. Next school year, we’ll have a whole new menu of programs.

The First Act of the First Congress

The First Congress faced numerous tasks, but one thing was so important that it was the first act signed into law.

“His Highness, The President” and the First Congress: Moving Toward Republicanism

A congressional debate in 1789 about a title of nobility for the president was a turning point toward republicanism.

Kidnapping of Free People of Color

Abolitionist Elisha Tyson wrote to Congress with details on several kidnapping cases of free African Americans in the North who were sold into slavery under the guise of the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act. Tyson argued that federal legislation was necessary to address the problem.

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