William Samuel Johnson of Connecticut was a signatory on the Constitution. He attended the Stamp Act Congress in 1765 and worked on the draft to the King, arguing the right of colonies to decide tax policies. William Johnson rejected his election to the Continental Congress but served in the Confederation Congress from 1785 to 1787. Elected to the Senate in 1789, he resigned in 1791 to continue as president of Columbia College when Congress left New York.
First Federal Congress 1781-1789
The Continental Congress met between 1774-1785. This was followed by the Confederation Congress, under the Articles of Confederation which existed between 1785-1789. The First United States Congress, also known as the First Federal Congress, consisted of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, which met between, March 4, 1789 and March 4, 1791.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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