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200th Anniversary of the First Congress

Federal Hall, New York - Site of First Congress

Federal Hall, New York - Site of First Congress

Washington, DC
Sunday, April 6, 2014

The U.S. Congress met for the first time in New York City’s Federal Hall on March 4, 1789. As we mark the 225th anniversary, we look back to the bicentennial celebration held in the House of Representatives chamber in 1989.  In a Joint Meeting of Congress that year, Senate and House leaders from both parties remembered some of the first laws enacted by the new American Congress. Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov and historian David McCullough also spoke.

Updated: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:01am (ET)

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