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An interactive guidebook to the heritage and internal workings of the legislative department of the U.S. Government


Providing a historic point of view on all that's occurring this day, US Congress for Kids examines the main milestones in congressional heritage, together with the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African americans and to ladies, and investigating misconduct in either govt and personal associations. young ones can be engaged by means of the focal point on dramatic tales, personalities, and turning issues whereas additionally benefitting from the transparent discussions of Congressional objective, constitution, heritage, and ongoing matters. academic, hands-on actions that light up the workings of the U.S. Congress contain creating a condo ceremonial mace, developing congressional cash, creating a capitol dome, and designing a Congressional Medal of Honor.

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