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  • Contents
  • 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-Eighth Congress: March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1925
Sixty-eighth Congress: March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1925
  • First session—December 3, 1923, to June 7, 1924
  • Second session—December 1, 1924, to March 3, 1925
  • (Administration of Warren G. Harding, 1921–1923; first administration of Calvin Coolidge, 1923–1925)
Historical Background

President Warren G. Harding died of a heart attack in San Francisco on August 2, 1923, while on a lengthy tour of the West Coast and Alaska. Calvin Coolidge, his vice president, was sworn in seven hours later, on August 3. Harding's death occurred as a wide range of scandals perpetrated by his political allies and cabinet members was being revealed. Although the president himself was never implicated in any wrongdoing, his administration was permanently and irreparably tarnished. In his first annual ...

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