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Legislative Insight

Point of use instruction for researchers

Interesting Odds and Ends

Chinese Exclusion Acts

Some Landmark Laws

Other Famous Legislation

Sample Content from Legislative Insight B later amended by a law in Legislative Insight A

Content includes the National Prohibition Act (aka Volstead Act). Suggestion: Use the "Find terms in full text publications" search box using the terms "sacramental wine" to see a discussion by the lawmakers of this issue.

The Immigration Act of 1917 is an example of an interesting immigration law.  H.Rpt. 63-149 discusses proposals to subject aliens to an English language reading test, limit immigration of residents from southern and eastern Europe, penalize steamship companies for bringing insane aliens into the U.S.

Here are some examples for laws in B, that were later amended by another law in A: