Facts of Congress

Grades 3-12

This series of 30 animated, short programs are fast-paced and rich in content to interest students about facts, history and operations of our Congress. The programs address citizenship and participation. (From our Streamline collection)

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Amendments | Facts of Congress
Amendments | Facts of Congress

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Amendments are important part of what happens in Congress. A member proposes a bill that gets sent to a committee for viewing. They can vote to add amendments to the bill. Amendments can change the...
Checks and Balances | Facts of Congress
Checks and Balances | Facts of Congress

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No branch of government should dominate the other. Congress passes laws, but the President must approve. The President nominates judges, but Congress approves. The Supreme Court can declare laws...
Citizen Participation | Facts of Congress
Citizen Participation | Facts of Congress

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The United States depends on citizen participation. If you don't participate and discuss what you want, you will not see the results you desire. To participate, you can write to your representative...
Civility | Facts of Congress
Civility | Facts of Congress

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Congress deals with many difficult issues which can cause disagreements. Civility is very important to keep the government going. This means lawmakers should respect one another even if they don't...
Colonies and Founders | Facts of Congress
Colonies and Founders | Facts of Congress

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Before there was a United States Government, there were 13 colonies under British rule. These colonies declared their independence from British rule on July 4, 1776. After seven years of the American...