The First Congress faced numerous tasks, but one thing was so important that it was the first act signed into law.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on May 29, 2014, under Exhibits, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
A congressional debate in 1789 about a title of nobility for the president was a turning point toward republicanism.
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.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on November 12, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Students can see part of Solomon Northup’s story, told in his 1853 autobiography and the new movie, Twelve Years a Slave, in documents found in the National Archives.
Posted by Stephanie on November 5, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Founders Online, a brand new online tool, is a searchable archive of the correspondence and other writings of six of the Founding Fathers.
Posted by Stephanie on September 18, 2013, under Online Tools.
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