eBook U.S. Government: The Separation of Powers: The Legislative Branch of the Federal Government: Purpose, Process, and People, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615300678
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300679
  • DDC: 328.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

The Legislative Branch, created by Article I of the Constitution, is comprised of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the United States Congress. This book not only studies the powers of the legislative branch and the organization of both houses of Congress, but also examines the legislative process and how a bill ultimately can become a law. This book gives readers a detailed look at how their government really works to both create and pass lasting legislation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: The Role of the Legislature.
3: The Legislature of the United States.
4: United States Capitol.
5: Library of Congress.
6: The House of Representatives.
7: History and Functions.
8: Notable Members of the House of Representatives.
9: The Senate.
10: History and Functions.
11: Notable Members of the Senate.
12: Historic Laws and Resolutions.
13: Judiciary Act of 1789.
14: Fugitive Slave Acts (1793, 1850).
15: Alien and Sedition Acts (1798).
16: Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions (1798, 1799).
17: Embargo Act (1807).
18: Missouri Compromise (1820).
19: Indian Removal Act (1830).
20: Married Women’s Property Acts (1839).
21: Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854).
22: Confiscation Acts (1861–64).
23: Homestead Act (1862).
24: Land-Grant College Act (1862).
25: Pacific Railway Acts (1862, 1864).
26: Tenure of Office Act (1867).
27: Force Acts (1871–75).
28: Comstock Act (1873).
29: Resumption Act (1875).
30: Chinese Exclusion Act (1882).
31: Pendleton Civil Service Act (1883).
32: Dawes General Allotment Act (1887).
33: Interstate Commerce Act (1887).
34: Sherman Antitrust Act (1890).
35: Clayton Antitrust Act (1914).
36: Jones Act (1916).
37: Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act (1930).
38: Norris–La Guardia Act (1932).
39: Hare-Hawes-Cutting Act (1933).
40: Indian Reorganization Act (1934).
41: Tydings-McDuffie Act (1934).
42: Social Security Act (1935).
43: Wagner Act (1935).
44: Fair Labor Standards Act (1938).
45: Hatch Act (1939).
46: Smith Act (1940).
47: Bell Trade Act (1946).
48: Taft-Hartley Act (1947).
49: Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (1948).
50: Landrum-Griffin Act (1959).
51: Peace Corps Act (1961).
52: Civil Rights Act (1964).
53: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964).
54: Voting Rights Act (1965).
55: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968).
56: Endangered Species Act (1973).
57: War Powers Act (1973).
58: Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).
59: North American Free Trade Agreement (1992).
60: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (1993).
61: Megan’s Law (1996).
62: Telecommunications Act (1996).
63: Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998).
64: No Child Left Behind Act (2001).
65: USA Patriot Act (2001).
66: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (2008).
67: The Legislative Branch in Transition.
Appendix: Table of Speakers of the House of Representatives.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.