Student's Guide to Congress, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1604266902
  • ISBN-13: 9781604266900
  • DDC: 328.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Who is running America - Congress or the President? The way Congress works: How does an idea become a law? Imagine how questions like these, in Student's Guide to Congress, will stimulate discussion among your students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Illustrations.
Reader’s Guide.
About the Advisory Editor.
Preface.
Historical Milestones of the U.S. Congress, 1789–2008: A Timeline.
1: Abscam.
2: Ad Hoc Committees.
3: Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848).
4: African Americans in Congress.
5: The Albany Plan of Union.
6: Amending the Constitution.
7: Appropriations Bills.
8: Army-McCarthy Hearings.
9: Articles of Confederation.
10: Asian Americans in Congress.
11: Balanced Budget Amendment.
12: Bicameralism.
13: Bill of Rights.
14: Bills, Private.
15: Bipartisanship.
16: Calendars, House of Representatives.
17: Calendars, Senate.
18: Campaign Finance.
19: Capitol.
20: Capitol, Architect of the.
21: Capitol Subways.
22: Caucuses.
23: Censure.
24: Census.
25: Checks and Balances.
26: Citizenship and Naturalization.
27: Civil Rights Act (1964).
28: Civil Rights Issues and Lobbyists.
29: Classes of Senators.
30: Cloakroom.
31: Cloture.
32: Commerce Clause.
33: Committees.
34: Conference Committees.
35: Confirmation Power of the Senate.
36: Congress and Commerce.
37: Congress, Constitutional Origins of.
38: Congressional Black Caucus.
39: Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
40: Congressional Immunity.
41: Congressional Investigations.
42: Congressional Office Buildings.
43: Congressional Pay and Benefits.
44: Congressional Record.
45: Congressional Research Service.
46: Congressional Staff.
47: Congressional Travel Allowances.
48: Congressional Voting Methods.
49: Connecticut Compromise.
50: Constituents and Congress.
51: Constitution of the United states.
52: Constitutional Amendments Affecting the Presidency.
53: Constitutional Convention.
54: Contempt of Congress.
55: Continental Congresses.
56: Declaration of Independence.
57: District of Columbia.
58: Elections, House of Representatives.
59: Elections, Senatorial.
60: Electoral College and Electors.
61: Ethics, Congressional.
62: Exclusion of Members of Congress.
63: Expressed Powers.
64: Federalism.
65: Federalist, The.
66: Filibuster.
67: Foreign Policy Powers.
68: Franking.
69: Gavel.
70: Gibbons v. Ogden (1824).
71: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964).
72: Hispanic Americans in Congress.
73: House of Representatives.
74: How a Bill Becomes Law.
75: Impeachment Power.
76: Impeachment Rules, Senate.
77: Implied Powers.
78: Impoundment.
79: Interns, Congressional.
80: Iran-Contra Hearings.
81: Iraq War Resolution (2002).
82: Joint Committees.
83: Joint Session.
84: Judicial Review.
85: Legislative Reorganization Act (1946).
86: Library of Congress.
87: Limited Government.
88: Line-Item Veto.
89: Lobbying and Congress.
90: Mace.
91: Majority Leader.
92: Media and Congress.
93: Midterm Elections.
94: Minority Leader.
95: Missouri Compromise.
96: New Jersey Plan.
97: New States, Admission of.
98: Nineteenth Amendment (1920).
99: Non-Voting Members of Congress.
100: Oath of Office, Congressional.
101: Pages, Congressional.
102: Parliamentarian.
103: Party Whips.
104: Patronage.
105: Political Parties and Congress.
106: Popular Sovereignty.
107: Pork-Barrel Spending.
108: Power of the Purse.
109: Power to Raise an Army.
110: Power to Select the President.
111: President and Congress.
112: President Pro Tempore.
113: Public Interest Groups.
114: Reapportionment.
115: Redistricting.
116: Rules, House and Senate.
117: Senate.
118: Senatorial Courtesy.
119: Seniority System.
120: Separation of Powers.
121: Sergeant at Arms.
122: Sessions of Congress.
123: Seventeenth Amendment (1913).
124: Speaker of the House of Representatives.
125: Spoils System.
126: Supreme Court and Congress.
127: Teapot Dome Scandal.
128: Television Coverage of Congress.
129: Terms and Sessions.
130: Thirteen Colonies, Settling of the.
131: Treaty Power.
132: Two-Thirds Rule.
133: Vetoes and Veto Overrides.
134: Vice President.
135: Virginia Plan.
136: Voting Rights Act (1965).
137: War Powers.
138: War Powers Resolution (1973).
139: Watergate Hearings.
140: Whitewater Investigations.
141: Women in Congress.
142: Zone Whips.