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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-Sixth Congress: March 4, 1919, to March 3, 1921
Sixty-sixth Congress: March 4, 1919, to March 3, 1921
  • First session—May 19, 1919, to November 19, 1919
  • Second session—December 1, 1919, to June 5, 1920
  • Third session—December 6, 1920, to March 3, 1921
  • (Second administration of Woodrow Wilson, 1919–1921)
Historical Background

The Allies dictated harsh peace terms to Germany and the other Central Powers at a series of conferences held at locations around Paris in the spring of 1919. Arriving in Europe to lead the American delegation, President Woodrow Wilson was hailed as a hero in London and Paris. Wilson sought unsuccessfully to mitigate the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, concluded between Germany and the Allies, arguing that they would lead to resentment and a desire for revenge. Although he failed ...

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