A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation is a digital collection of congressional records presented by the Library of Congress, with coverage from the beginning of the Continental Congress in 1774 through the 43rd Congress in 1875. Among the titles it includes are the Journals of the Continental Congress; Elliot’s Debates; Farrand’s Records; the American State Papers; Maclay’s Journal; the Annals of Congress; and the Congressional Globe. Special collections feature the Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson; Indian Land Cessions in the United States, 1784-1894; and Presidential Elections and the Electoral College, 1877.
Documents in this collection are presented as text and imaged pages from the original sources. Documents can be browsed, or searched using the collection’s search page. You can limit your search to an individual title or search all titles simultaneously. For tips on how to cite some of the materials in the collection, consult the online citation guide.