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This comprehensive reference offers a complete institutional history of Congress. The 35 chapters of Guide to Congress, Seventh Edition, are divided into eight subject areas that cover all aspects of the U.S. Congress: Origins and Development of Congress, from the constitutional beginnings of the legislative branch to the histories of the House and Senate and their power shifts, eras of partisanship and unity, influential leaders, and working relationships with presidents. Coverage includes analysis of the tug-of-war between House Democrats and the George W. Bush administration on Iraq war withdrawal timetables, updates on criminal investigations of House members, including William J. Jefferson of Louisiana and Charles Rangel of New York, and analysis of the Tea Party Movement and new Republican majority. Powers of Congress, including powers ...

Capitol and Office Buildings
Capitol and office buildings
DeborahKalb

To most Americans, the U.S. Capitol is the symbol of a proud nation and a great democracy. Some sections of the building are only a few years younger than the U.S. Constitution.

The Capitol has witnessed nearly two hundred years of the nation's history, and often it has been at the center of that history. It has seen ...

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