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The Bill of Rights and the First Federal Congress

This Inside the Vaults video short looks at the work of The First Federal Congress Project, an effort by scholars at The George Washington University to collect every scrap of paper associated with the First Congress of the United States. The First Congress adopted Constitutional amendments which are known today as the Bill of Rights. Seventeen volumes of letters, debate records, newspaper articles, petitions and other documents have been printed thus far, and there are still five volumes to be made. The First Federal Congress Project is funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the grant-making entity within the National Archives and Records Administration. For more information about the project, visit http://www.gwu.edu/~ffcp/. Inside the Vaults includes highlights from the National Archives in the Washington, DC, area and from the Presidential libraries and regional archives nationwide. These shorts present behind-the-scenes exclusives and offer surprising stories about the National Archives treasures. See more from Inside the Vaults at http://bit.ly/LzQNae. The 1st Congress adopted Constitutional amendments which are known today as the Bill of Rights. To mark the 2010 Bill of Rights Day, "Inside the Vaults" looks at the work of The 1st Federal Congress Project. Seventeen volumes of letters, debate records, newspaper articles, petitions and other documents have been printed thus far -- and there are still five volumes to go. The 1st Federal Congress Project is funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the grant-making entity within the National Archives and Records Administration. http://www.gwu.edu/~ffcp/
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