Congress at 225 Years

Panelists talked about the the First United States Congress, which met from March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791 to implement the Constitution… read more

Panelists talked about the the First United States Congress, which met from March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791 to implement the Constitution and create a new government. Charlene Bickford, director of the First Federal Congress Project, and Christine Blackerby, educational specialist at the Center for Legislative Archives, spoke about finding and preserving the documents of the First Congress. Historian Fergus Bordewich shared observations as a user of these records in his research on the First Congress.The event “Congress at 225 Years: Where it All Began” took place at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and was part of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress' (ACSC) “Congress Week,” from April 1-7, 2014. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Charlene Bickford Director George Washington University->First Federal Congress Project
  • Christine Blackerby Specialist National Archives and Records Administration->Center for Legislative Archives
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Congress at 225 Years

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318640-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 5, 2014
Last Aired:
May 12, 2014

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  • Apr 05, 2014 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2014 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 13, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 11, 2014 | 8:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 12, 2014 | 12:43am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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