ProQuest® Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection
Why Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection?
Anyone doing legislative research needs the Record to understand legislative intent and rationale. Students and faculty doing research in American political, economic, education, foreign, social, health, and welfare policies will also find that the Record provides primary source accounts of the discussions that occurred on the floor of Congress as our leaders debated change. This collection allows students and researchers to gain deep insights into the evolution of American policies and provides teaching faculty with valuable materials to help develop curricula in multiple disciplines.
Here is a small sample of topics found in the collection:
- Debate on slavery and Southern secession
- Congressional action on the disputed presidential election of 1876
- Debate on amending the exclusion and deportation of anarchists from America
- Consideration of Sherman Antitrust Act
- Passage of the 1906 Meat Inspection Act in reaction to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
- Legislative action on the U.S. intervention in Nicaragua in 1911
- Discussion on U.S. involvement in the First World War
- Debate on Roosevelt's New Deal programs
- Congressional reaction to Roosevelt's Lend Lease plan
- Legislative debate on the Civil Rights Act and Great Society welfare programs
- Congressional response to the Watergate scandal