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documenting the history of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791

Interested in History?


The First Federal Congress Project, co-sponsored by the National Archives and The George Washington University, announces the availability of unpaid internships:

  • fall or spring semesters
  • 3 credit hours
  • 10 hours per week
  • some hours could be worked off site

Interns will assist with document searching, research, transcription, annotation, proofreading, and indexing for volumes 21 and 22 of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 and searching and database work for www.earlyamericanopinion.org.

The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 is a book and electronic edition of the official and unofficial records relating to the most important and productive Congress in U.S. history. As the first Congress under the Constitution, it set important precedents with nearly every action that it took, besides establishing the structure of the executive and judicial branches, adopting the Bill of Rights, implementing the first federal revenue system, funding the Revolutionary War debt, locating the permanent seat of government, and enacting the first census, naturalization, copyright, and patents legislation.

Volumes 21 & 22 will complete the eight volume series of unofficial documents, primarily letters and newspaper articles relating to the business of Congress. History majors with a special interest in the history of the period of the Early American Republic, Constitutional history/law, or political theory are encouraged to apply. Website experience particularly welcome!

CONTACT: Charlene Bickford, Project Director
202-676-6777, bickford@gwu.edu
2120 L St., N.W. #255, Washington, DC  20052

First Federal Congress Project
The George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-676-6777

Comments or questions should be sent to: bickford@gwu.edu






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