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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.

Eighty-Fourth Congress: January 3, 1955, to January 3, 1957
Eighty-fourth Congress: January 3, 1955, to January 3, 1957
  • First session—January 5, 1955, to August 2, 1955
  • Second session—January 3, 1956, to July 27, 1956
  • (First administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953–1957)
Historical Background

The early days of the Eighty-fourth Congress were dominated by foreign policy concerns. Fearful of a military assault by mainland Chinese forces against Formosa and the Pescadores Islands, Congress on January 29, 1955, granted President Dwight D. Eisenhower his request for authority to use U.S. armed forces to ensure the security of the area. Within the next few weeks, the Senate approved a treaty establishing the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), to thwart the threat of Communist aggression in Southeast Asia. Protocols ending Allied occupation of West ...

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