37th Congress

Civil War Series
11:54 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Historians Reflect on the Effectiveness of the 37th Congress

Military Historian Jack Thacker and Civil War Historian Glenn LaFantasie
Clinton Lewis WKU University Relations

As Congress has struggled to move ahead with a variety of legislative packages in recent years, some WKU historians have drawn a contrast between contemporary lawmakers and those who made up the 37th Congress. That Civil War-era group of legislators were successful in passing several significant pieces of legislation at the same time the nation was split by the war between the Union and Confederacy.

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