Vienna, Congress of
A conference of European nations held in 1815, after the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. It redrew the boundaries of Europe and sought to lay the groundwork for peace. Under the conservative influence of Prince Metternich of Austria, many European territories were given to the kings and princes who had held them before the French Revolution. Although movements toward democracy in Europe were set back by these events, no major fighting occurred in Europe until the Crimean War nearly forty years later.
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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?
In nine days he returned, bringing us the thanks of congress, and fresh orders.
Martini was on his mission to Vienna; but another valet was put into the chariot to support the Duke.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He was a member of the first provincial congress, and eighteen years lieutenant governor of the state of New York.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Our army, under the command of General Houston, was in front of Harrisburg, to which place the congress had retreated.
The ruse by which he and Lannes captured the bridge below Vienna was discreditable no doubt from the point of view of morality.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison