The Timeline Congress

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  • March 4, 1789
  • The first united States congress met in New York city. Due to the the long distances that representatives had to travel to reach New York, the first congress was delayed for weeks before the first quorum was reached.
  • December 15, 1791
  • September 18 , 1793
  • he first united States congress met in New York city. Due to the the long distances that representatives had to travel to reach New York, the first congress was delayed for weeks before the first quorum was reached.
  • April 30 , 1803
  • The Bill Rights is the first ten Amendments to the U.S constitution, and were designed to protect citizens' individual freedoms such as The Freedom of Speech, Religion, and Assembly .
  • May 30 , 1864
  • In Washington DC , the final brick of the capital building was placed by the George Washington. The building has become an american land mark due to its historical achievements and architectural beauty.
  • December 6 , 1865
  • Congress purchased the Louisiana territory from France , Known as the '' greatest real estate deal '' in U.S. history , Congress agreed to pay $11,250,000 for 828,000 square miles of land
  • In 1854, Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This act promoted ''popular sovereignty'' among new states being admitted to the union. This required new states to independently decide if the state should allow slavery. This resulted in conflicts between pro-slavery advocates and abolitionists, eventually resulting in the civil war
  • The U.S. Congress passed the 13th Amendment which outlawed slavery throughout the United States. This law was passed eight months following the conclusion of the Civil War, and finally brought an end to a long and bloody battle over slavery in America
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