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Use this American Government by the People video entitled Congress: The Peoples Branch to understand how government works and to study how Congress plays a crucial role in our system of shared powers, controlling key decisions and constraining presidents, and how yet, over time, Congress has lost some influence as the presidency has gained influence. Discover how in the last two decades, Congress has become more capable as a policymaking competitor for presidents. Redistricting and reapportionment have shaped a Congress that somewhat more accurately reflects the population. Discover how Senators and representatives come primarily from middle and upper-middle-class backgrounds and how they are better educated than Americans as a whole. The typical member of Congress is still a middle-aged white male lawyer. Redistricting and reapportionment have shaped a Congress that somewhat more accurately reflects the population. 

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  • What is Congress. Learn about Congress and The Peoples Branch. Gain a richer understanding of America-s government and learn why a democracy requires continual participation by its citizens.
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  • See how the social and economic diversity in American society affects public opinion, special interest groups, and voting behavior.
  • Compare current policies in welfare, health care, education, and crime against policies of the New Deal and Great Society.
  • Study the United States- foreign and defense policies and its role in the United Nations. Learn about the roots of state constitutions and the challenges for state and local governments.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables children to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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