United States Congress


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Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Fuller
Her father, Timothy Fuller , was also a teacher, then a lawyer and politician. A graduate of Harvard University , he served in both the Massachusetts senate and house of representatives, and he became a...
Family and Intimate relationships Tabitha Tenney
Tabitha Gilman was married at North Hampton, New Hampshire, to Samuel Tenney , a surgeon who had fought in the War of Independence. He was to become a member of the US Congress in 1800.
Davidson, Cathy N., and Tabitha Tenney. “Foreword”. Female Quixotism, edited by Jean Nienkamp, Andrea Collins, Jean Nienkamp, and Andrea Collins, Oxford University Press, 1992, p. v - vii.
“FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service”. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Davidson, Cathy N. Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America. Oxford University Press, 1986.
190, n69
Occupation John Buchan
He made himself popular in Canada, partly through his skill with language, in French as well as in English. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says, His intention was to develop a Canadian as well...
Residence Tabitha Tenney
TT 's husband, Samuel Tenney , took his seat in the US Congress ; by this date, therefore, the couple had moved to Washington, DC.
Textual Features Emily Faithfull
Here EF relates the story of her lecture tours in the USA, with her meetings with Elizabeth Cady Stanton , Lucretia Mott , and others.
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
29, 199
Her survey of the situation of American...


15 June 1775
George Washington was selected by the American Congress to command all the continental forces, raised, or to be raised, for the defense of American liberty.
14 June 1777
The American Congress resolved that the new flag of the United States should have thirteen stars and stripes.
15 November 1777
The American Congress approved Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the new United States.
17 June 1778
The American Congress declined to negotiate on Lord North 's proposals without a promise of independence and a treaty of peace and commerce consistent with that already signed with France.
29 March 1779
The American Congress recommended that in view of a shortage of white soldiers, a force of 3,000 negroes be raised in South Carolina and Georgia.
14 June 1781
The American Congress , accepting mediation by Russia and Germany, appointed five ministers plenipotentiary to negotiate peace with Britain.
6 February 1820
Eighty-six freed slaves set sail towards Africa from the USA to found a settlement which eventually became the nation-state of Liberia.
Borne Back Daily.
6 February 2013
2 March 1867
President Andrew Johnson approved an Act of the US Congress chartering Howard University in Washington, DC, as an institution for African-Americans in the liberal arts and sciences.
After February 1869
Two years after its launch, the American Equal Rights Association voted to support the US Congress 's proposed fifteenth amendment (which enabled male suffrage for Black people without waiting for white women to attain the vote).
Four years before American women won the right to the suffrage (on 18 August 1920) Jeanette Rankin became the first woman elected to the USCongress .
The Liberator, a Black US journal, first published If We Must Die, a poem of furious defiance by Claude McKay , an immigrant from Jamaica.
US poet Archibald MacLeish won the Pulitzer Prize for his epic poemConquistador, which traces the journey taken by Cortez through Mexico.
8 December 1941
US Representative Jeanette Rankin cast the sole dissenting vote in Congress against the American declaration of war on Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
5 June 1947
American Secretary of State George Marshall proposed his European Recovery Programme (the Marshall Plan); it was accepted by Britain and other European nations on the thirteenth of July.
September 1950
In the USA the Internal Security Act (also known as the McCarran Act or McCarran Wood Act from the chairman of the Un-American Activities Committee ) placed various legal restrictions on Communist Party membership and members.