• Summary
  • 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.

Ninth Congress: March 4, 1805, to March 3, 1807
Ninth Congress: March 4, 1805, to March 3, 1807
  • First session—December 2, 1805, to April 21, 1806
  • Second session—December 1, 1806, to March 3, 1807
  • Special session of the Senate—March 4, 1805, to March 5, 1805
  • (Second administration of Thomas Jefferson, 1805–1809)
Historical Background

On March 4, 1805, Thomas Jefferson began his second term as president. In his inaugural address, Jefferson called for Congress to approve a constitutional amendment authorizing the distribution of excess funds among the states for “rivers, canals, roads, arts, manufactures, education, and other great objects.” Although the Ninth Congress did not act on his proposal, the question of internal improvements continued to occupy considerable attention. Jeffersonian Republicans soon would align themselves against the practice of constructing roads and ...

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