05 March 2009

1st U.S. Congress Convened 220 Years Ago

Two hundred twenty years ago to the day yesterday, the very first United States Congress convened. They met in Federal Hall in New York City.

Before ending their session in 1791, the 95 members formed committees, established procedures, created the departments of War, Foreign Affairs and the Treasury. They enacted the supreme, federal and district courts.

Most importantly -- they passed our Bill of Rights. Those first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Those very important amendments.

An incredibly positive body of work in just two short years. Particularly amazing as a growing number of Americans become distinctly uncomfortable watching the arrogant power grab being perpetuated by the political left in this nation.

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