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United States Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress) The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

United States Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)

The Constitutional Convention convened in response to dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation and the need for a strong centralized government. After four months of secret debate and many compromises, the proposed Constitution was submitted to the states for approval. Although the vote was close in some states, the Constitution was eventually ratified and the new Federal government came into existence in 1789. The Constitution established the U.S. government as it exists today. Library of Congress Web Site | External Web Sites | Selected Bibliography A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation Elliot's Debates is a five-volume collection compiled by Jonathan Elliot in the mid-nineteenth century.

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress September 17, 1787. Browse CREC. American State Papers Links: U.S. Congressional Documents. Browse CDIR. Congressional Directory The Congressional Directory is the official directory of the U.S.

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Congress, prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP). It presents: Short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district.Committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers for Members of Congress.Lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, including D.C. government officials, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries. According to the U.S. FDsys contains directories for the 104th (1995-96) Congress forward, as well all Interim editions (online-only revisions) for the 105th Congress forward. THOMAS (Library of Congress) FBI. The FBI’s Reading Room contains many files of public interest and historical value.

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In compliance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements, some of these records are no longer in the physical possession of the FBI, eliminating the FBI’s capability to re-review and/or re-process this material. Please note, that the information found in these files may no longer reflect the current beliefs, positions, opinions, or policies currently held by the FBI. The image quality contained within this site is subject to the condition of the original documents and original scanning efforts. These older files may contain processing procedures that are not compliant with current FOIA processing standards. All recently scanned images posted to the Reading Room adhere to the NARA 300 DPI standard. Some material contained in this site may contain actions, words, or images of a graphic nature that may be offensive and/or emotionally disturbing. LII / Legal Information Institute. Item Lister. Depository Library Council. Details Last Updated: February 12 2015 Published: October 19 2012.

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U.S. SuDoc & Agency List. Entire CGP Catalog - Basic Search: Full Catalog. Welcome to the Catalog of U.S.

Entire CGP Catalog - Basic Search: Full Catalog

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DDM 2. FDLP Library Directory.