Ch 8: The Congress - Powers & Elections: Tutoring Solution

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The Congress - Powers & Elections chapter of our Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about this branch of government. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the congressional nomination, election and legislative processes covered in a typical introductory political science course.

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  • Struggle with understanding congressional structure, the reapportionment and redistricting processes, requirements for party nomination, congressional campaigns or any other congressional powers and elections topic
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Learning objectives:

  • Describe the powers, procedures and structure of Congress.
  • Detail the differences between Parliament and Congress.
  • Explore the eras of Congress as it evolved throughout history.
  • Outline the processes and effects of congressional reapportionment and redistricting.
  • Discover what requirements and qualifications are necessary to become a congressional candidate.
  • Find out how national forces, including presidential performance and the strength of the economy, affect congressional elections.
  • Compare presidential and congressional campaigns.
  • Discuss the factors that contribute to an election's outcome.

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: The Congress - Powers & Elections: Tutoring Solution
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What is Congress? - Definition, Powers & Structure

1. What is Congress? - Definition, Powers & Structure

In this lesson, we will review what the United States Congress is. We will take a closer look at the makeup of Congress, what its powers are and what it represents.

The Electoral Evolution of the Congress: History & Timeline

2. The Electoral Evolution of the Congress: History & Timeline

In this lesson, we will learn about the electoral evolution of the Congress. We will take a closer look at the history behind Congress and the historical evolution of power, procedure and function.

Reapportionment & Redistricting for Congressional Constituencies: Definition & Process

3. Reapportionment & Redistricting for Congressional Constituencies: Definition & Process

In this lesson, we will review the constitutional requirements for determining congressional districts. We will take a closer look at the process and effects of reapportionment and redistricting.

Party Nomination to Congress: Process to Become a Candidate

4. Party Nomination to Congress: Process to Become a Candidate

In this lesson, we will review the process to become a candidate for Congress. We will take a closer look at what the requirements are and what process is to be taken leading up to the election.

National Forces that Influence Congressional Elections

5. National Forces that Influence Congressional Elections

In this lesson, we will learn about the biggest national forces that influence congressional elections, taking a look at how they affect the election results and how the public is influenced by them.

Presidential vs. Congressional Campaigns: Similarities & Differences

6. Presidential vs. Congressional Campaigns: Similarities & Differences

In this lesson, we will review the difference between presidential and congressional campaigns. We will take a closer look at their differences and how they affect the campaign.

What Factors Influence the Outcome of an Election?

7. What Factors Influence the Outcome of an Election?

In this lesson, we will learn about several important factors that influence the outcome of an election. We will look in-depth at these factors and why they are important in the outcome of an election.

What is Congress? - Definition & History

8. What is Congress? - Definition & History

In this lesson we will explore the role of Congress. Learn about the main duties of the U.S. legislative branch of government we call Congress. Why and when was Congress created? Test your understanding with a quiz.

What is a Blue Slip in the United States Senate?

9. What is a Blue Slip in the United States Senate?

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of a blue slip in the United States Senate. Specifically, we will define 'blue slip' and discuss its history and use throughout the years.

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