The Constitution of the United States set forth the procedure whereby laws could be enacted. After the Constitution was accepted by the various states and the proper statesmen were elected, what was the first law they enacted?

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The first law passed by Congress after the constitution was ratified was An Act to Regulate the Time and Manner of Administering Certain Oaths. The text of the act can be found Here. The bill details the manner in which various government officials take an oath to uphold the constitution.

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