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Today in History
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An Oral History of the U.S. House
Beginning in 2004, the Office of the Clerk authorized the first oral history program for the U.S. House of Representatives under the Office of History and Preservation (OHP). The program reveals the rich heritage of the House to Members, staff, scholars, and the general public through detailed descriptions of legislative processes and procedures, personal and political anecdotes, and recollections about the evolving nature of the institution.
Selected Library of Congress Resources for North Carolina
The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. This link is just a sample of the many North Carolina resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
|Capitol History and Virtual Online Tour
A blue print of the U.S. Capitol's construction and colorful history; accompanied by photos and an online tour.
Women in Congress
Since 1917, when Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman to serve in Congress, a total of 260 women have served as U.S. Representatives or Senators. This Web site, based on the book Women in Congress, 1917–2006, contains biographical profiles of former women Members of Congress, links to information about current women Members, essays on the institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of Congresswomen, and images of each woman Member, including rare photos.
Our Constitution (back to top)
Constitution of the United States
This is a great site to view high resolution scans of the original, signed Constitution; read an essay about the Constitutional convention; learn dozens of fascinating facts about the Constitution; and learn about each of the signers at this site from the National Archives and Records Administration.
America's Founding Fathers
Meet America's Founding Fathers, delegates to the Constitutional Convention at this site from the National Archives.
How the Federal Government Works (back to top)
Ben Franklin's Guide to U.S. Government
Learn how your U.S. Government works, about its history and your civic responsibilities by reading these pages and playing the games on this site.
How Our Laws Are Made
This publication written by the Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives describes the procedures of Congress.
Kid's in the House: The Official Kid's Page of the U.S. House of Representatives
Learn about the legislative process and its effect on you. Experience the exciting world of government like you never have before.
Search for Legislation in Congress (back to top)
A wealth of information about bills and resolutions being considered in the Congress, as well as current information about what's happening on the House floor and about how individual Members voted on specific measures.
Facts about the Federal Government and the U.S. (back to top)
First Gov for Kids
The federal government's portal for fun, educational and safe sites for kids.
Presidents of the United States
The biographies of the presidents’ give us a clear look into the highs and lows of American history. Learn more about the presidents and the change we faced in the past and challenges yet to come.