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Teaching with the Records of Congress

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Explore the Records

The Center for Legislative Archives—part of the National Archives—maintains some of the most historically valuable documents created by the federal government: the records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Use this special DocsTeach page to find these historical documents and teach about representative democracy, how Congress works, and the important role that Congress has played throughout American history.

Find more resources and lesson plans from the Center for Legislative Archives.