September 5, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: The Iroquois Confederacy

Last Updated on February 14, 2020

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Senate Resolution 702 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) was agreed to on November 26, 2018. It recognized the contributions of Native Americans to the United States, including the Iroquois Confederacy.

Whereas Congress has recognized the contributions of the Iroquois Confederacy and the influence of the Iroquois Confederacy on the Founding Fathers in the drafting of the Constitution of the United States with the concepts of—

(1) freedom of speech;

(2) the separation of governmental powers; and

(3) the system of checks and balances between the branches of government;

The Iroquois Confederacy 1902

Sir William Johnson and the Iroquois Confederacy from New York’s Part in History 1915

The Iroquois Confederacy Encyclopædia Britannica

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