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Just the Facts: The Legislative Branch of Government
     

Just the Facts: The Legislative Branch of Government

 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
UPC:
0743452145621
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Goldhill Home Media
Time:
0:50:00

Special Features

Interactive full-motion menus; Scene index; A teacher's user guide; The Speakers of the United States House of Representatives; Multiple-choice quiz; Printable documents; Trailers

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction and Main Title [1:01]
2. The Power of the Three Braches of Government [1:01]
3. The Responsibilities of the Branches of Government [:38]
4. The Makeup of the House of Representatives [2:09]
5. The Makeup of the Senate [1:25]
6. Getting Elected to Congress [2:05]
7. A Brief History of Congress [3:25]
8. The Architecture of the Capitol [:42]
9. A Bicameral Legislature [1:41]
10. The Leaders of Congress [1:28]
11. Partisanship and Deliberation [1:19]
12. The Powers of Congress [6:36]
13. Special Interest Groups and Lobbyists [3:31]
14. Congress Under the Eyes of the Press [1:06]
15. Congress in Committee is Congress at Work [2:25]
16. Types of Committees [2:31]
17. How Laws are Made [5:19]
18. The President's Approval or Veto of a Bill [1:13]
19. Congressional Staff [1:09]
20. Wrap up and Closing Credits [:22]
21. Chapter 21 [2:02]

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