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ERIC Number: ED177063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Our American Government: What Is It? How Does It Function? 150 Questions and Answers. Ninety Fifth Congress, First Session. House Document No. 95-257.
Joint Committee on Printing, Washington, DC.
This pamphlet presents information about the United States government, its bases, processes, and branches, in a question and answer format. Based on questions similar to those frequently received by Members of Congress from their constituents, it offers brief and concise information. Topics covered are democracy and its American sources, the Constitution, the electoral process, Congress, the House of Representatives, the Senate, congressional organization and procedures, the committee system, and the executive and judicial branches. It also lists, as of February 22, 1978, members of the 95th Congress by state and party affiliation, census figures by state, cabinet and congressional officials, standing committees of the Senate and House of Representatives and their chairmen, Senate special and select committees and their chairmen, House ad hoc and select committees and their chairmen, House and Senate joint committees and their chairmen, and justices of the Supreme Court. Sample questions and answers include information about the purpose and form of the American government, the Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights, amendments to the Constitution, the electoral college, powers of Congress, blacks and women in Congress, impeachment, stages of a bill, committee functions, presidential qualifications, succession to the presidency, constitutional powers, salaries, and various federal courts. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Governance, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Legislators, Presidents
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (stock no. 052-071-00547-1, $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Committee on Printing, Washington, DC.