Legislative Branch

The Center for Legislative ArchivesSince the First Congress in 1789, the records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have documented the history of the legislative branch. These records remain the legal property of the House and Senate, but are preserved and made available by the Center for Legislative Archives, part of the National Archives.

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9/11 Commission seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States

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Visit the Online Exhibit -  Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman "Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman"

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George Washington's Inaugural Address

On April 30, 1789, George Washington took the oath as the first president of the United States. He humbly noted the power of the nations' call for him to serve as president and the shared responsibility of the president and Congress to preserve "the sacred fire of liberty."
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1912 Electoral Vote Tally
1912 Electoral Vote Tally, February 12, 1913
On February 12, 1913 the House and the Senate met in a joint session to count the votes from the 1912 presidential election.
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