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Model Congress - Schoeplein: General Reference about Congress

A class project page for Ms. Schoeplein's Subfreshmen Social Studies class.

What you'll find on this page

This page contains resources about political parties, politicians, legislation, and websites for government accountability. This is helpful to build your background knowledge on the trends and practices in Congress as well as what might be realistic for your bill. The accountability information will help to build your awareness on special interests and to avoid making mistakes in your own legislation.

The U.S. Congress

Who's in Congress, and what do they represent?

How does Congress function?

Government Accountability (Who donates to politicians? Are they telling the truth?)