Above: Rep. Jeannette Rankin (R-MT)

65th Congress (1917-1919)

President: Woodrow Wilson (D-NJ)

House Majority Party: Democrat

House Majority Seats: 217 out of 435

House Speaker: Rep. James Beauchamp ("Champ") Clark (D-MO)


Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall (D-IN)

Senate Majority Party: Democrat 

Senate Majority Seats: 54 out of 96

Senate Majority Floor Leader: Sen. Thomas S. Martin (D-VA)



Liberty Loan Act

Selective Service Act

Espionage Act

Agricultural Distribution Act

Lever Food and Fuel Control Act

Revenue Act 1917

Trading With the Enemy Act

Standard Time Act of 1918

Railroad Control Act

War Finance Corporation Act 

Export Trade Act


Enactments (cont):

Sabotage Act

Sedition Act

Overman Act

Vocational Rehabilitation

Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918

Agriculture Appropriations Act of 1918

Agricultural Distribution Enactment Act

Revenue Act of 1919

Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriations Act of 1919

War with Austria-Hungary

War with Germany

18th Amendment