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History: United States

Major U.S. Government Resources

  • govinfo.gov  Free public access to official publications: U.S. Code, Constitution, committee hearings, reports, and prints, agency publications, regulations, court opinions, presidential papers.
  • Congress.gov  The official website for U.S. federal legislative information: bills, laws, Congressional calendars, roll call votes, and more.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States   Summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions. Mostly government sources but some non-governmental statistics are included.
  • US Congressional Serial Set 1817-1994  Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. A rich source of primary source material on all aspects of American history.
  • American State Papers, 1789-1838 Legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.
  • USA.gov  The official U.S. gateway to all government information.
  • American FactFinder  Census and survey data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.
  • Proquest Congressional Access to publications by and about the U.S. Congress, including hearings, bill texts, legislative histories, voting records, congressional calendars, hot topics and more.
  • 100 Milestone Documents   Documents that chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. National Archives.
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