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Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action (Chapter 3--Congress)

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In this episode, Dr. Andrew Rudalevige explores the legislative branch. Through a study of foundational documents like the Constitution, students learn why Congress is an integral part of American government and politics. Students will also analyze the lawmaking duties of both legislative houses. Part of the "Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory and Action" series.

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Runtime: 11 minutes 21 seconds

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Episode 1
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Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Episode 2
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Episode 3
11 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 7
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Episode 10
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