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What is Congress? / by Jill Abramson ; illustrated by David Malan.

Abramson, Jill, 1954- (author.). Malan, David, (illustrator.).

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  • 9 of 11 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Public Library J WHAT IS 342.73 ABRAMSON, JILL (Text to phone) 37777124943606 Juvenile What Is Books Available -

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General Note:
"An official Who HQ book"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
What is Congress? -- In the beginning -- Capital vs. Capitol -- How it works -- Trouble from the start -- Breaking away -- Reconstruction -- A big step backward -- Looking out for ordinary people -- Power shifts to the President -- The Red Scare -- A fairer America -- Watergate -- Dividing lines -- Timelines --Bibliography.
Summary, etc.:
"Explaining clearly and concisely what exactly Congress does, this book is peppered with fascinating stories, including the bloody beating in the Senate of a lawmaker in pre-Civil War days, the Watergate hearings, and Senator Joe McCarthy's shameful "witch hunt" of Communists. Kids may start considering a career in Congress themselves when they learn fun facts, such as the special "candy desk" in the Senate, and the fact that all lawmakers can bring their dogs to work!" --Amazon.com.
Subject: United States. Congress > Juvenile literature.
Legislation > United States > Juvenile literature.
Bill drafting > United States > Juvenile literature.
United States. Congress.
Legislation.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.

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