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federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955 AFL , American Federation of Labor
United States architect (born in England) whose works include the chambers of the United States Congress and the Supreme Court; considered the first professional architect in the United States (1764-1820) Benjamin Henry Latrobe , Latrobe
hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets Capitol Hill , the Hill
right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equ civil right
published account of the speeches and debates and votes of the United States Congress Congressional Record
document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain Declaration of Independence
formerly a state law that protected manufacturers from price-cutting by allowing them to set minimum retail prices for their merchandise; eliminated by the United States Congress in 1975 fair-trade act
United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920) Farmer , James Leonard Farmer
corporation authorized by Congress to provide a secondary market for residential mortgages Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation , FHLMC , Freddie Mac
law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment federal job safety law , occupational safety and health act
act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence; separate FISA , Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States GAO , Government Accounting Office , United States Government Accounting Office
agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government Government Printing Office , GPO , United States Government Printing Office , US Government Printing Office
United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952) Green , William Green
American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress; was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1793) Hancock , John Hancock
leader of the American Revolution and president of the Continental Congress (1724-1792) Henry Laurens , Laurens
lower legislative house of the United States Congress House of Representatives , U.S. House , U.S. House of Representatives , United States House of Representatives , US House , US House of Representatives
American revolutionary leader who signed the Declaration of Independence and was president of the Continental Congress (1731-1796) Huntington , Samuel Huntington
agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments independent agency
4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836) James Madison , Madison , President Madison
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