Lesson 22: How Does Congress Perform Its Functions in the American Constitutional System?

Lesson 22: How Does Congress Perform Its Functions in the American Constitutional System?

The United States Congress is one of the few national assemblies in the world with the power to initiate legislation rather than simply vote on bills proposed by the executive. Congress also conducts important investigations that can lead to changes in public policy and even the removal of federal judges and the president. From its earliest days Congress has relied on rules and leadership structures to facilitate its work. Today, with 535 members, Congress faces a variety of organizational challenges in its effort to represent growing and diverse constituencies

We the People
Center for Civic Education

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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