Tag Archives: Continental Congress

The Great Seal: Celebrating 233 Years of a National Emblem

Today‚Äôs post comes from Meagan T. Frenzer, graduate research intern in the National Archives History Office in Washington, DC. On June 20, 1782, the Confederation Congress approved and finalized the first Great Seal of the United States. The First Continental … Continue reading

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Constitution 225: No quorum, no Constitution!

Today’s post was written by National Archives volunteer Paul Richter. It is the first in a series tracing the development of the Constitution in honor of the 225th anniversary of this document. Eleven years after the Declaration of Independence announced … Continue reading

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History Crush: Alexander Hamilton

Today’s “History Crush” comes from Jessie Kratz, an archives specialist with the Center for Legislative Archives. She’s been carrying a torch for one of our record-makers for quite some time! Most of my colleagues are all too aware that Alexander … Continue reading

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