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Creating The United States

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Pertaining to Article I of the Constitution

Credential of election to the U.S. House of Representatives for David Crockett, September 18, 1827; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
ARC Identifier 306597 Article I, Section 2, clause 1. | PDF (617 KB)

Resolution of impeachment of President Andrew Johnson introduced February 21, 1868; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
ARC Identifier 2127356 Article I, Section 2, clause 5. | PDF (2.9 Mb)

S. J. Res. 116 declaring war against Japan, December 8, 1941; Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
Article I, Section 8, clause 11 | PDF (464 KB)

Senate Journal showing the Vice President's tie breaking vote on the first supplemental national defense appropriation act of 1943, July 16, 1942; Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
ARC Identifier 1148007 Article I, Section 3, clause 4 | PDF (386 KB)

Memo to Chairman Francis E. Walter on H.R. 401, circa 1951; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
ARC Identifier 2127363 Article I, Section 8, clause 4 | PDF (236 KB)

Pertaining to Article II of the Constitution

Electoral College vote tally indicating George Washington as the winner of the 1788 presidential election, April 6, 1789; Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
Article II, Section 1, clause 3 | PDF (469 KB)

Senate Resolution of Advice and Consent to the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, April 30, 1803; General Records of the U.S. Government, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
Article II, Section 2, clause 2 | PDF (411 KB)

Franklin D. Roosevelt's State of the Union Address, January 7, 1943; Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, New York.
ARC Identifier 197368 Article II, Section 3, clause 1 | PDF (843 KB)

Lyndon Baines Johnson taking the Presidential Oath of Office aboard Air Force One, November 22, 1963; John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Massachusetts.
ARC Identifier 194235 Article II, Section 1, clause 8 | PDF (832 KB)

Nomination of John G. Roberts, Jr. to be Chief Justice of the United States, September 6, 2005; Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
Article II, Section 2, clause 2 | PDF (322 KB)

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