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The Legislative Branch

Author: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ : Films Media Group ; Orangeville, ON : McIntyre Media [distributor] 2010
Series: Your government--how it works.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the office of the President personifies American leadership, the Legislative branch was actually designed to hold at least as much power as the Executive, if not more. Many Founding Fathers envisioned Congress as the primary governing body, given its closeness, politically speaking, to the people. This program examines the origins, history, and activities of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Cambridge Educational (Firm), 2009
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 695007905
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010).
"Although the office of the President personifies American leadership, the Legislative branch was actually designed to hold at least as much power as the Executive, if not more. Many Founding Fathers envisioned Congress as the primary governing body, given its closeness, politically speaking, to the people. This program examines the origins, history, and activities of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Topics include the roots of today?s legislative branch in the Continental Congress of the Revolutionary period; the reasons why a bicameral legislature was ultimately deemed necessary; the unique characteristics of both legislative chambers; the specific functions of Congress, from writing and passing bills to ratifying treaties to declaring war; and more. A viewable/printable instructor?s guide is available online. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. A part of the series U.S. Government: How it Works. (26 minutes)."
Description: 1 streaming video (26 min.).
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: The Origin of the Legislative Branch (1:21) --
The Responsibility of the Legislative Branch (1:00) --
Articles of Confederation (1:50) --
The Constitution of the United States (1:10) --
The House of Representatives (1:57) --
Standing Committees in the House of Representatives (1:56) --
The Senate (2:29) --
Notable Sentators (3:06) --
The Legislative Process (1:40) --
Presidential Approval (2:50).
Series Title: Your government--how it works.

Abstract:

Although the office of the President personifies American leadership, the Legislative branch was actually designed to hold at least as much power as the Executive, if not more. Many Founding Fathers envisioned Congress as the primary governing body, given its closeness, politically speaking, to the people. This program examines the origins, history, and activities of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Topics include the roots of today's legislative branch in the Continental Congress of the Revolutionary period; the reasons why a bicameral legislature was ultimately deemed necessary; the unique characteristics of both legislative chambers; the specific functions of Congress, from writing and passing bills to ratifying treaties to declaring war; and more.

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