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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.

Ninetieth Congress: January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1969
Ninetieth Congress: January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1969
  • First session—January 10, 1967, to December 15, 1967
  • Second session—January 15, 1968, to October 14, 1968
  • (Second administration of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965–1969)
Historical Background

The Vietnam War became an increasingly divisive issue, as U.S. military forces were unable to bring the conflict to a conclusion. President Lyndon B. Johnson was the target of bitter criticism, much of it leveled by senators and representatives of his own party. Throughout 1967, antiwar demonstrators called for U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. A turning point in the war came in January 1968, when Vietcong and regular North Vietnamese army forces launched a dramatic, and initially successful, series of attacks. Although the assaults were eventually repelled, the ...

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