A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774 to 1875
Articles and Essays
Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention
This section includes texts from the building and creation of the United States of America, 1774-1789. Collections include Journals of the Continental Congress, Letters of Delegates to Congress, Elliot's Debates, and Farrand's Records.
Statutes and Documents
This section includes the bills, laws, and legislative and executive documents of Congress. Collections include Bills and Resolutions, Statutes at Large, American State Papers, and U.S. Serial Set.
Journals of Congress
The Journals of Congress are the records of the daily proceedings of the Congress as kept by the office of its secretary. Collections include the House Journal, Senate Journal, Senate Executive Journal, and Maclay's Journal.
Debates of Congress
Debates of Congress covers several different resources for information about the votes and debates made on the floor of Congress including Annals of Congress (1789 to 1824), Register of Debates (1824 to 1837), Congressional Globe (1833 to 1873), and Congressional Record (1873 to present).
This section includes extra exploration for the Century of Lawmaking previously named Special Presentations. Collections include The Making of the U.S. Constitution, Timeline, Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence, Indian Land Cessions, the Louisiana Purchase, Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, the Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson, and Presidential Elections and the Electoral College.