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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.
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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!"
Subject: United States. Congress > Juvenile literature.
Legislation > United States > Juvenile literature.
Bill drafting > United States > Juvenile literature.
United States. Congress.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.

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