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The Debt Limit Explained

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A Day in the Life of Senator Grassley

An educational and informational video about a day in the life of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley.
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The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine

Apportionment is the process of dividing the seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the population figures collected during the d...
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How is power divided in the United States government? - Belinda Stutzman

How is power divided in the United States government? - Belinda Stutzman | American Government | Scoop.it
Articles I-III of the United States Constitution allow for three separate branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial), along with a system of checks and balances should any branch get too powerful.
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Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? - Jacob Soboroff

Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? - Jacob Soboroff | American Government | Scoop.it
Since 1845, Americans have been voting on Tuesdays -- but why? In this humorous talk, Jacob Soboroff shares the history of Election Day and shows how voting on a Tuesday affects voter turnout.
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Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer

Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer | American Government | Scoop.it
You vote, but then what? Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state’s electoral vote in different ways--and see how votes are counted on both state and national levels.
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I'm Just a Bill (Schoolhouse Rock!)

How a bill becomes a law!

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History of the Filibuster

Discover the interesting history of the filibuster, from Cato the Younger to Rand Paul, and see why it is an important part of the American system of governm...
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Inventing the American presidency - Kenneth C. Davis

Inventing the American presidency - Kenneth C. Davis | American Government | Scoop.it
When the founders of the United States gathered to create the foundations of the country, they decided on three branches of government, with a president central to the executive branch. Kenneth C.
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Gerrymandering: How drawing jagged lines can impact an election - Christina Greer

Gerrymandering: How drawing jagged lines can impact an election - Christina Greer | American Government | Scoop.it
District lines, and the groups of voters within them, may seem arbitrary, but a lot of thought (and political bickering) is put into these carefully drawn lines.
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A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights - Belinda Stutzman

A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights - Belinda Stutzman | American Government | Scoop.it
Daily, Americans exercise their rights secured by the Constitution.  The most widely discussed and debated part of the Constitution is known as the Bill of Rights.
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