The 37th Congress and the New America

In 1862 as the Civil War was being fought, the 37th U.S. Congress met under an unfinished Capitol Dome with its Confederate members absent.… read more

In 1862 as the Civil War was being fought, the 37th U.S. Congress met under an unfinished Capitol Dome with its Confederate members absent.

The lack of opposition proved productive as members passed the Homestead Act, the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, the Pacific Railway Act, and the Revenue Acts.

The 37th Congress also created the Department of Agriculture and ended slavery in DC.

Coming up, Time Magazine Editor-at-Large David Von Drehle talks about 1862 and the 37th U.S. Congress.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted this fifty minute event. close

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The 37th Congress and the New America

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Location:
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
First Aired:
May 20, 2012 | 9:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Sep 06, 2012 | 12:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 20, 2012 | 9:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 20, 2012 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 20, 2012 | 11:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 2012 | 4:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 27, 2012 | 3:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 07, 2012 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 08, 2012 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 05, 2012 | 8:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 05, 2012 | 4:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 06, 2012 | 12:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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