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  • Subject index

A manual offering information on the most important laws and treaties approved by Congress in more than 200 years since the first session in 1789. Each Congress is covered in a separate chapter introduced by a historical essay setting the actions of the legislators in the context of their times.

Sixty-Third Congress: March 4, 1913, to March 3, 1915
Sixty-third Congress: March 4, 1913, to March 3, 1915
  • First session—April 7, 1913, to December 1, 1913
  • Second session—December 1, 1913, to October 24, 1914
  • Third session—December 7, 1914, to March 3, 1915
  • Special session of the Senate—March 4, 1913, to March 17. 1913
  • (First administration of Woodrow Wilson, 1913–1917)
Historical Background

Riding the wave of his New Freedom campaign, Woodrow Wilson was able to gain congressional support for several pieces of legislation during his first twenty months as president. He dramatized his desire for tariff reform by calling a special session of Congress (first session) to deal with the question and then made a personal appearance to convey his views. His gesture of April 8, 1913, marked the first time a president ...

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