Jeremiah Haralson; (Apr.1,1846 –1916), enslaved until 1865, served as a Republican member of Congress during Reconstruction. He was known for being a powerful orator.

Jeremiah Haralson; (Apr.1,1846 –1916), enslaved until 1865, served as a Republican member of Congress during Reconstruction. He was known for being a powerful orator.

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Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1948, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress. (photo: National Archives)

Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1948, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress. (photo: National Archives)

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House of Congress (Palacio Legislativo), Montevideo. Built with 40 plus varieties of marble.

House of Congress (Palacio Legislativo), Montevideo. Built with 40 plus varieties of marble.

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Bring nature and culture from around the world to your students—and skip the costs. The Virtual Field Trips collection offers apps, videos, and Multi-Touch books from places like MoMA, the Smithsonian, the Met, the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Canyon, the U.S. National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Royal Opera House. Whether you’re teaching the arts, history, or the sciences, these resources present opportunities for interactive activities in almost any lesson.

Bring nature and culture from around the world to your students—and skip the costs. The Virtual Field Trips collection offers apps, videos, and Multi-Touch books from places like MoMA, the Smithsonian, the Met, the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Canyon, the U.S. National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Royal Opera House. Whether you’re teaching the arts, history, or the sciences, these resources present opportunities for interactive activities in almost any lesson.

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Tammy Duckworth  - She lost her legs piloting a Blackhawk helicopter through an insurgent attack in Iraq. In January, using prosthetic legs, she will step onto the floor of the US House of Representatives as the first combat-injured female member of Congress

Tammy Duckworth - She lost her legs piloting a Blackhawk helicopter through an insurgent attack in Iraq. In January, using prosthetic legs, she will step onto the floor of the US House of Representatives as the first combat-injured female member of Congress

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Shirley Chisholm 1969 of New York, becomes the first Black woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes the first black woman U.S. Representative. Read more: Famous Firsts by American Women, 1901–Present | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensfirsts2.html#ixzz2XSMje5Ep

Shirley Chisholm 1969 of New York, becomes the first Black woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes the first black woman U.S. Representative. Read more: Famous Firsts by American Women, 1901–Present | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensfirsts2.html#ixzz2XSMje5Ep

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library of congress - why: i love books, and this is the largest library in the world. the website is really boring btw.

library of congress - why: i love books, and this is the largest library in the world. the website is really boring btw.

Watch actual members of Congress read lines from House of Cards

Watch actual members of Congress read lines from House of Cards

ATTENTION PATRIOTS!! Herein is a contact list for the 112th Congress -- reach out to your Reps daily and tell them  all your political thoughts that concern you! everyone, please, hit the "PIN" on this. Let's go viral with this posting. Thank you.    http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

ATTENTION PATRIOTS!! Herein is a contact list for the 112th Congress -- reach out to your Reps daily and tell them all your political thoughts that concern you! everyone, please, hit the "PIN" on this. Let's go viral with this posting. Thank you. http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

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