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Study Report

Study Number: MA-006-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1777

Subject Area: Roll Call Voting Records

Bibliographic Citation: Roll calls of the Continental Congresses and the Congresses of the Confederation, 1777-1789.  [machine-readable data file] / Lord, Clifford L.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7537

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy.

Abstract: This dataset includes 1,593 roll calls taken in the Continental Congresses of the Confederation in the years 1777-1789. The unit of analysis in the file is the delegate, an individual member of the state delegation. The vote outcomes were determined by the unit rule. It is believed that the dataset includes virtually all roll calls for which individual delegate votes are available in the historical record. These roll call votes are coded in the same manner as those available in the Consortium collection of votes for the United States Congress, as are the state and member number codes. Data in this dataset were keypunched by ICPSR staff from Clifford L. Lord, ed., Atlas of Congressional Roll Calls, Vol. I: The Continental Congresses and the Congresses of the Confederation, 1777-1789, (New York: New York State Historical Association, 1943). An extensive discussion of the work procedures followed by Lord and documentation of sources used is available in the Atlas.

SUBJECT TERMS: delegates. legislative bodies. legislators. roll call data. unit rule. Confederate Congresses. Continental Congresses. United States. United States Congress.

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