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Evolution of the congress

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; University of Notre Dame.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], ©1995.
Series: Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United States Congress is among the most influential political bodies in the world. While it adheres steadfastly to many procedures and traditions, Congress is nonetheless a markedly different institution today than might have been envisioned by our Founding Fathers. This program examines how the legislative branch of the government has evolved, exploring the intended purpose of Congress and what challenges it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
University of Notre Dame,1995
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; University of Notre Dame.
OCLC Number: 707965174
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 22, 2009.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 12 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Congress and the Capitol (3:16) --
Congress Without Power (2:58) --
U.S. Constitutional Convention (2:46) --
U.S. Constitution: Division of Authority (3:02) --
Competing Views of Congress (3:08) --
Political Parties and Factions (2:56) --
Direct Election of Senators (3:59) --
Senate Filibuster (2:40) --
Congress Then and Now (2:02).
Series Title: Films on Demand.
Responsibility: University of Notre Dame.

Abstract:

The United States Congress is among the most influential political bodies in the world. While it adheres steadfastly to many procedures and traditions, Congress is nonetheless a markedly different institution today than might have been envisioned by our Founding Fathers. This program examines how the legislative branch of the government has evolved, exploring the intended purpose of Congress and what challenges it faces in trying to remain an essential part of our democracy. Experts featured in the program include Dick Baker, Senate Historian; Ray Smock, former Historian of the House; and Dr. Michael Gillette of the Center for Legislative Archives.

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