We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 3
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Lesson 21 Media

Checks and Balances    [ video ]
An explanation of checks and balances.

Congress: Cram for the Exam    [ video ]
Two teachers help you review with them the essentials about Congress.

Diversity    [ video ]
A short video about the relationship between members of Congress and their constituencies. From the Center on Congress at Indiana University.

Federalism    [ video ]
An explanation of federalism.

Federalism    [ video ]
This is a video presentation which gives a very brief overview of Federalism as it pertains to the U.S. Constitution.

House of Representatives    [ video ]
A short video about the role of the House of Representatives.

How does Parliament work?    [ video ]
This short video explains the difference between the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

How It Happens: Legislative Districts    [ video ]
A video describing how legislative districts work.

Legislatures: Laying Down the Law    [ video ]
A video showing how diversity affects the legislative process. From Annenberg Media's Learner.org website. Registration and log-in required.

Notable Members of Congress    [ video ]
Role of Congress by Center On Congress.

Public Criticisms of Congress    [ video ]
Role of Congress by Center on Congress.

Representation    [ video ]
A video showing how Congress represents the people.

Reynolds v. Sims (1964)    [ audio ]
The oral argument of the case.

Senate    [ video ]
A short video about the role of Senate.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964    [ video ]
Civil Rights Act video by PBS American Experience.

The Impact of Congress    [ video ]
Role of Congress by Center on Congress.

The Importance of Civic Participation    [ video ]
Role of Congress by Center On Congress.

The Many Roles of a Member of Congress    [ video ]
Role of Congress.

Three Branch of Government    [ video ]
An explanation about the three branches of government.

Unit 4 Overview: We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Level 3 Text    [ audio ]
Scholars Margaret Branson, Sue Leeson, and Scott Casper present Unit 4 of the new We the People student text. Size: 6.3 mb. Length: 6 min, 50 sec.

Lesson 21      What is the Role of Congress in American Constitutional Democracy?
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