- Illuminates key moments in American history as they occurred and influential government decisions as they were made
- Covers the confirmation of presidential nominees, the ratification of treaties, the careers of military officers and more
- Cross-searchable with U.S. Congressional Serial Set, American State Papers, and House and Senate Journals
From its inception, the United States Senate has maintained a record of its proceedings in executive session. Known as the Senate Executive Journals, these publications capture the minutes of floor action on military events, judicial appointments, foreign affairs and other important issues, providing an essential record of American congressional and political history over nearly 200 years. With Readex’s comprehensive digital edition, these valuable historical documents are now available online in a fully searchable collection.
Senate Executive Journals, 1789-1980 features the deliberations of American Senators on a wide variety of events, organizations and people, with a strong focus on nominations across military, judicial and executive branches and on international treaties. Ideal for students and scholars of U.S. history, political science and foreign policy, this extensive collection helps illuminate key moments in American history as they occurred and influential government decisions as they were made. It also enables researchers to track the careers of military and naval senior officers, bureaucrats and others in the Federal sphere.
A variety of historically significant topics
When the first Senate Executive Journals were published in 1828, only 50 copies were printed. These rare records of early U.S. history provide insight into Indian treaties, Western territories, Spanish-American relations, the Monroe Doctrine, the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark’s expedition and much more. Later proceedings continue to cover the Senate’s exercise of its powers of advice and consent as mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
Part of America’s Historical Government Publications
As an essential part of America’s Historical Government Publications, Senate Executive Journals, 1789-1980 is cross-searchable in full-text with American State Papers, 1789-1838, House and Senate Journals, 1789-1980 and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980.Additionally, these four collections are also cross-searchable with other Readex Archive of Americana resources, offering unprecedented depth for research on nearly any topic in American history.