Introducing the Congressional Timeline 1.0
- Introducing the Congressional Timeline 1.0 --
http://www.congressionaltimeline.org/ -- from The Dirksen Congressional Center
Now at your fingertips . . .
* Major laws -- more than 200 examples -- passed by Congress from 1933 to the
* The partisan composition of each Congress, along with the presidential
administration and the congressional leaders
* The session dates of each Congress
* Measures of legislative productivity, such as the number of bills introduced
* Information about women and African-Americans serving in Congress
* Examples of documents and audiovisual materials related to legislation
* The ability to add information to the timeline by using the "wiki" feature
Here’s how it works.
* Go to the CTL index page at http://www.congressionaltimeline.org/
* Select the 88th Congress from the drop-down menu on the right.
* Click the "expand" button under 1963 to see general information about the
* To experience the multimedia potential for the site, click the "collapse"
button for 1963 and the "expand" button for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at
July 2, 1964.
* Check out the rotating cube! You will see additional content -- documents,
photos, even a video of the presidential signing ceremony.
* If you would like to contribute to the timeline, use the wiki component --
just click on "wiki" on the rotating cube.
We know this first version of the Congressional Timeline will have some bugs to
work out. If you have suggestions, please contact me at
fmackaman@.... We’ll do our best to respond and improve the
Come back often. We will add information to the timeline continuously. Look for
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Frank Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional Center