This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into how to gauge the fairness and effectiveness of the electoral process in the U.S. and the outcomes elections have on the U.S. government. This indicator was also developed to prompt inquiry into th...

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Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2019

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James Otis Lecture 2020 (Full Program)
James Otis Lecture 2020 (Full Program)

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The 2020 James Otis Lecture will feature Richard Gergel, United States district judge, providing an informative presentation about his book “Unexampled Courage,” which details the impact of the...
James Otis Lecture 2017 (Full Program)
James Otis Lecture 2017 (Full Program)

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The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Ninth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2017...
Filibuster | Facts of Congress
Filibuster | Facts of Congress

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In order to prevent a vote on a bill, senators will talk through the night. This is known as a filibuster. A filibuster allows a senator to debate as long as necessary. The rules state voting can not...
How A Bill Becomes Law | Facts of Congress
How A Bill Becomes Law | Facts of Congress

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A member of the House or Senate will come up with an idea or a bill. The bill is sent to a committee where members debate the bill. If the committee approves the bill, then it goes to the House and...
Key Congressional Leaders | Facts of Congress
Key Congressional Leaders | Facts of Congress

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The Speaker of the House is the leader of the House of Representatives. Their job is to set which bills will be voted on and to maintain order Both the House and the Senate have a majority and minor...
Lobbyists | Facts of Congress
Lobbyists | Facts of Congress

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Members of Congress must keep themselves informed about a wide variety of issues. They do this in several ways. One of the most important ways is to listen to what they're constituents have to say...
Representative Numbers | Facts of Congress
Representative Numbers | Facts of Congress

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In the First Congress, there was 65 members who were responsible for 30,000 voters. As of this video there were 435 members who represent 650,000 voters. Members in Congress grow based on the needs...