Video: Constitution Hall Pass – The Legislative Branch

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:

http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/

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