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Historically the reelection rate for members of Congress is in the area of 95 percent.
The breakdown of the 114th Congress is 80 percent white, 80 percent male, and 92 percent Christian.
With all that said, representation of each of these respective communities has increased in the new Congress.
This Congress will welcome more women than ever before at 19 percent of the House and 20 percent of the Senate.
How far has Congress really evolved on race when in 50 years it has gone from one black senator to two?
Sweden excluded British goods, conformably to the continental system established by Bonaparte.
In nine days he returned, bringing us the thanks of congress, and fresh orders.
He was a member of the first provincial congress, and eighteen years lieutenant governor of the state of New York.
Our army, under the command of General Houston, was in front of Harrisburg, to which place the congress had retreated.
It has long been the custom for advertisers in the continental journals to typify their wares.
British Dictionary definitions for Continental Congress
Cultural definitions for Continental Congress
An assembly of delegates from the thirteen colonies (soon to become the thirteen states). It governed during the Revolutionary War and under the Articles of Confederation. The Continental Congress first met in 1774, before the revolution. When it reconvened in 1775, it organized for war against Britain and eventually passed the Declaration of Independence.