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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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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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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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Members of both houses of Congress begin receiving copies of documents demanding the resignations of six top government officials including Articles of Impeachment against President Obama

After Trayvon Martin Verdict, Durbin Pushes 300 Companies on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws | The World's Greatest Deliberative Body

Congress for Kids...This is a great website for teaching kids about government including the three branches of government, elections and citizenship.

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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

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Next mission for female vets: Storming the halls of Congress

Tammy Duckworth is the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress born in Thailand. She is an Iraq War veteran who served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, losing both of her legs and damaging her right arm. She was the first female double amputee from the war. She still continues to serve as a Lt. Colonel in the Army National Guard.

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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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