Summary: S.Res.540 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (09/23/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Recognizes the historical and educational significance of the USS Constellation, a 153-year-old warship berthed in Baltimore, Maryland, as a reminder of both the U.S. participation in the slave trade and U.S. government efforts to suppress the inhumane practice.

Applauds the historic vessel's preservation and the efforts of the USS Constellation Museum to engage people from all over the world with this vital part of history.

Supports the Constellation as an appropriate site to commemorate, in 2008, the bicentennial of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.