The timeline of Congress

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  • First United States Congress (March 4,1789)
  • Bill of Rights Ratified (December 15, 1791)
  • Capital Groundbreaking (September 18, 1793)
  • The first United States Congress met in New York City. Due to long distances that representatives had to travel, The first congress was delayed for weeks.
  • Louisiana Purchase (April 30,1803)
  • The Bill of Rights are the first 10 amendment in the U.S constitution. They were designed to protect citizens, individual freedoms such as the freedom of speech, religion and assembly.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act (May 30,1865)
  • In Washington, D.C., The final brick of the capital building was placed by George Washington. The building has become an American landmark due to its historical achievement and architectural beauty.
  • 13th Amendment Ratified (December 6,1865)
  • Congress purchased the Louisiana territory from France. Known as the greatest real estate deal in U.S. history, Congresses paid $11,250,00 for the 828,000 Square mile of land.
  • In 1854, Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska act. This act promoted "popular sovereignty" among the new states. This gave the states the power to decide if they allowed slavery in their state. This started conflicts between pro-slavery advocates and abolitionist 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 8 moths after the civil war.
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