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Teaching The new Congress and the history of governing by a house divided

The new Congress and the history of governing by a house divided

As the 116th Congress convenes this week, power has shifted from Republican control of both the Senate and House to a Republican Senate and a Democratic House, poised to battle each other under a Republican president who is under fire.\n\nHow can American political history help us anticipate what might be in the offing?

Brooks D. Simpson, Faculty Head and Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication, Arizona State University
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What predictions can we make about the new divided Congress based on what happened in previous divided Congresses?
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.3 - Historical Process


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