Legislative Branch (Congress)
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Image Analysis: Interpreting Political Cartoons
A 2008 poll suggested that the American public held less confidence in Congress than in any other institution—only 12% of Americans held either a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the government's legislative branch. By com...
Text Analysis: McCulloch v. Maryland and Implied Powers
The doctrine of implied powers has proven critical to the elaboration of Congress’s powers over the past 200 years. In this exercise your students will review the Supreme Court’s opinion in McCulloch v. Maryland that laid the basis fo...