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Video: Constitution Hall Pass - The Legislative Branch

September 11, 2013 by NCC Staff


Our brand-new episode, “Constitution Day 2013: The Legislative Branch,” provides a behind-the-scenes look at how laws are made in the United States and features a special introduction by Congressman John Lewis.

hallpass2013Students will:

-- Discover the debates and disagreements at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that led to the development of a bicameral legislature

--Learn how Article I of the Constitution established the legislative branch and the role of Congress

--Explore the famous sites where Congress took shape including Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Federal Hall in New York City, and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

--Understand how the law-making process works today, how members of Congress are accountable to "We the People," and the importance of civic participation

You can watch the entire video and take part in a chat about Hall Pass at the following link:

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