Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover)

What is Congress?, by Jill Abramson ; illustrated by David Malan - library binding

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Summary
"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
Table Of Contents
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 -- Watregate -- Dividing lines -- Timelines --Bibliography
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations, 21 cm.
Isbn
9780593223710

Library Locations

  • Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover)

    345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
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