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  • Two Thirds Of Congress
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    In order to guard against what one of the Founding Fathers called an "excess of democracy", the Constitution was built with many ways to limit the government's power. Among these methods were separating the three branches, splitting the legislature so laws passed are carefully considered, and requiring members of Congress to meet certain criteria to qualify for office. Separation of power was very effective; The three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) are kept separat...
  • Bat Houses Page
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    Bats Prepared By: C 4 8th Grade 01-05-97 Contents 1. Title Page Page... 12. Contents Page... 23. Bat Facts Page... 3-44. Congress Ave. Bridge Page... 5-65. How To Get A Bat Out Of Your House Page... 66. About Bat Houses Page... 77. References Page... 8+ My report is on bats. I will start my story off by telling you some facts about bats. Bat Facts 1. Did you know that the worlds smallest mammal is a Bumblebee bat that lives in Thailand. It weighs less than a penny! 2. Vampire bats adopt orphan p...
  • Senate And The House Of Representatives
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    When the Constitution was written, there was turmoil over what the legislative body would be like. Representatives argued and fought for hours until a compromise was made. The legislation would be bicameral so that both small states and large states would get equal representation. It was decided that one house would have a set number of representatives from each state and another house that has proportional representation from each state. The Constitution was made so that the government would be...
  • Federal Unemployment Benefits
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    Politics - U.S. Congress GOP Does Not Extend Jobless Benefits Mon Dec 8, 3: 11 PM ET Add Politics - U.S. Congress to My Yahoo! By JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Citing the improving economy, Republicans decided Monday against extending federal unemployment benefits before Congress leaves for the year. Democrats said it would mean a joyless Christmas for tens of thousands of jobless Americans. "It's almost inconceivable to me that Republican leaders are poised to play the Grinch...
  • President O 2 3 Vote
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    Constitution of the United States Article 1 Section 1- Congress o Legislative powers belong to congress o Congress is made up of the House of representatives and the Senate Section 2- House of Representatives o People vote members to the house of representatives every 2 years o Representatives must be at least 25 and have been a US citizen for 7 years o Number of reps is determined by states population, each state is guaranteed one representative, slaves count for 3/5 of a person o Vacancies fil...
  • Every State The Upper House
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    Tabatha Booker April 4, 2001 Period 1 English The United States Congress is the oldest democratic legislature in the world. The Legislative Branch has been in operation every since the late 1700's. This branch is the most influential Legislative Branch in the world. Congress makes decisions that affect not only the U.S., but also economics and security of many other nations. Congress is a democratic body because its members are elected by and represent the American people. Members of Congress me...
  • Fitzsimons
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    A Biographical Report On Thomas Fitzsimons Essay, A Biographical Report On Thomas Fitzsimons A Biographical Report on Thomas Fitzsimons Thomas Fitzsimons, or Fitzsimmons as his last name was sometimes spelled, was born during 1741 and died on August 26, 1811. Originally from Ireland, as young man he immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to start a career as a merchant. On November 23, 1761, he married Catharine Meade. A few months later, with his brother-in- law, he formed an extensive mercan...

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