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The U.S Legislative Branch - Chapter Summary
Let our lessons and quizzes help you review facts about the U.S. Congress, including its structure, powers and function. You will find out the sources of legislative power and how that power evolved over time. Other lessons examine legislative committees and the impeachment powers of Congress. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify the structure of Congress
- Describe the electoral evolution of Congress
- Analyze the connection between Congress and the bureaucracy
- Explore the function of legislative committees
- Describe the impeachment process
These short video lessons and quizzes are taught by experts who know how to make their lessons fun and engaging. The multiple-choice quizzes that accompany these lessons let you gauge your knowledge. If you need additional review, video timelines in the lessons let you return to key points without re-watching the whole lesson. If you have more questions, you can contact the instructor.
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.
2. The Bureaucracy and Congress: Sources of Power & Influence
In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between the bureaucracy and Congress. We will focus especially on congressional powers to create, enable, and review the bureaucracy, as well as on the Iron Triangle and issue networks.
3. 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.
4. The Purpose of Legislative Committees
The following lesson will discuss the purpose that small groups, or committees, have in passing laws in a legislature. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
5. Impeachment: Definition, Process & Requirements
The following lesson will cover impeachment, or the process by which the president, vice president or other civil officer can be removed from office. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
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Other chapters within the GACE Political Science (532): Practice & Study Guide course
- Political Science Concepts
- Political Thought
- Major Political Thinkers
- Development of the U.S. Political System
- The U.S. Constitution
- The U.S. Executive Branch
- The U.S. Judicial Branch
- GACE Political Science: U.S. Jurisprudence
- Federal Government & the Economy
- Georgia State Government
- Political Parties & Elections
- Media & Culture in U.S. Politics
- American Federalism
- Rights & Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship
- Interest Groups & Lobbying
- Crime & Criminal Justice in the U.S.
- U.S. Foreign Policy
- Various Government Structures
- Local Geography & Politics
- International Relations
- Actors in International Relations
- International Law & Politics
- Global Issues in International Relations
- GACE Political Science Flashcards