Reference with all US Acts

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In summary, the conversation discusses the search for a resource that provides a comprehensive list of acts passed by Congress during George Washington's administration and other presidents. The Law Library of Congress is mentioned as a valuable source for these documents, including the first three volumes of the Congressional Record. The conversation concludes with gratitude for the helpful resource.
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Hello guys, I need help on finding a site or a resource that provides a list of acts that were passed by Congress during George Washington's administration and any other presidents, if possible..

I thank you in advance for any help given..
 
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Every act ever passed? There might be a site that has all that, but it sounds like a lot.

Here is what I would consider some of the major things passed while Washington was in office: Bill of rights (1791), National bank (1791), Jay's treaty (1795).
 
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Beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774, America's national legislative bodies have kept records of their proceedings. The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress make up a rich documentary history of the construction of the nation and the development of the federal government and its role in the national life. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government.

Books on the law formed a major part of the holdings of the Library of Congress from its beginning. In 1832, Congress established the Law Library of Congress as a separate department of the Library. It houses one of the most complete collections of U.S. Congressional documents in their original format. In order to make these records more easily accessible to students, scholars, and interested citizens, A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation brings together online the records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention through the 43rd Congress, including the first three volumes of the Congressional Record, 1873-75. [continued]
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html
 
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thanks to both of you, that site helps a lot, ivan... but it's going to take me some time to look through everything..
 

Related to Reference with all US Acts

1. What is a US Act?

A US Act is a law or legislation passed by the United States Congress, which is the legislative branch of the US government. It has been enacted and signed into law by the President of the United States.

2. What is the purpose of referencing with all US Acts?

The purpose of referencing with all US Acts is to ensure accuracy and credibility in research or legal documents. By citing the specific US Act, readers can easily locate and verify the information being presented.

3. How do I reference a US Act in my work?

To reference a US Act, include the title of the Act, its Public Law number, the Statutes at Large volume and page number, and the year it was enacted. Example: Title of Act, Public Law Number, Statutes at Large Volume Number Page Number (Year).

4. Are there different citation styles for referencing US Acts?

Yes, there are different citation styles for referencing US Acts, such as the Bluebook citation style used in legal documents, and the APA or MLA style used in academic writing. It is important to follow the appropriate style guide for your specific document or field of study.

5. Where can I find a list of all US Acts?

A comprehensive list of all US Acts can be found on the Library of Congress website or on government websites such as Congress.gov or Govinfo.gov. You can also consult legal databases or reference books for a more specific list of laws pertaining to a certain topic or area of law.

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