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U.S. Congress

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Composition of the House
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of CA and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
When the Founding Fathers created the Constitution, they divided the powers among the Congress (legislative branch), the president (executive branch), and the courts (judicial branch). The United States Congress is a bicameral legislature consisting ... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 04:47 PM
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Power, Committees and Debates
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of CA and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
Power in the Senate is not as clearly defined as it is in the House, and it is much more widely dispersed. Although the Constitution makes the vice president of the United States the president of the Senate, the real power is held by the majority and... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 04:53 PM
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Composition of the Senate
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of CA and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
Congress is made up of two legislative houses—the House of Representatives and the Senate. One hundred senators, two from each state, serve and represent their constituencies in the Senate. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
December 10, 2009 at 04:50 PM
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Incumbency
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of CA and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was n... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 04:31 PM
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Committees and the Iron Triangle
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of CA and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
The committee system dominates the House of Representatives. It is within committees that much of the daily work of the House is completed. Committees meet to discuss specific policies, work to control the congressional agenda, and guide legislation ... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 04:49 PM
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What is the House of Representatives?
From YouTube, produced by MITEHippoCampus
Here's how the number of representatives in the House are determined and where the lines are drawn. (Video has slides and narration. Professionally-made video)
March 14, 2010 at 01:11 PM
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The United States Congress
From TeacherTube
An introduction to the United States Congress. Learn about the House of Representatives, length of term and different members of Congress.(Amateur video)
July 9, 2009 at 08:00 AM
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House Votes to Censure Rep. Charles Rangel
From YouTube, produced by PBS News Hour
This is video from The House of Representatives.  "The House of Representatives voted Thursday afternoon to censure Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., for violating House ethics rules. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reads the censure measure as Rangel stands i... [more]
November 16, 2012 at 08:49 AM
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The Enumerated Powers of the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government
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Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution - which lists the powers given to the Legislative Branch of the Federal government - is discussed. This video contains some views of a candidate for public office by the name of Bob McNeil.You may want to ... [more]
April 7, 2009 at 12:52 AM
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Just the Facts: Historical Icons - Edward Kennedy
From YouTube, produced by Worldwide Academic Programs
This brief video is a tribute to Ted Kennedy, the man who lived a life marked with controversy and personal tragedy, but he gained a reputation as a steadfast liberal politician who worked tirelessly on issues such as education and health care. Becau... [more]
July 1, 2010 at 06:29 PM
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