Legislative Branch (Congress)
Legislative Branch (Congress) History
Law, politics, and culture evolve with the times. These stories show why.
The Sumner-Brooks Affair
Pro-slavery congressman Preston Brooks attacked antislavery Senator Charles Sumner on floor of SenateViolence of attack hinted at Civil War to come22 May 1856 may have been the worst day in the his...
Sex Scandals in Congress
Many members of Congress have been busted for various kinds of sexual misconductWhat explains this behavior? On 11 June 2007, Idaho Senator Larry Craig—a conservative Republican who had long camp...
Clay, Webster & Calhoun: The Great Triumvirate
People love to bash politicians. And Congress is full of politicians (535 of them, to be exact), so perhaps it shouldn't come as too great a surprise that much of the public tends to view the legis...
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