Just the Facts: The Legislative Branch of Government (2000)

Genres - Children's/Family, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sarah Block

The legislative branch of the United States government, or Congress, is divided into the Senate and the House of Representatives, as mandated by the Constitution. This program examines the inner workings of Congress, including lawmaking, committees, the checks and balances among the two political parties and among the two houses, as well as the influence of special interest groups and lobbyists. Included are the historical components of the branch's formation, as well as the details that are involved in day-to-day congressional operations. Insights and views of noted educators and political officials contribute to the understanding of this important branch of the American government.



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