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Video thumbnail: The Congress The Engine of Democracy

The Congress

The Engine of Democracy

The United States Congress is known as “the engine of democracy.”

The Engine of Democracy

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The Congress

The Most Recognizable Building in America

The United States Capitol is a building in which countless historical decisions were made.

The Most Recognizable Building in America

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The Congress

The 17th Amendment

The amendment transferred the election of senators from state legislators to the people.

The 17th Amendment

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The Congress

Importance of the First Congress

David Broder talks about the importance of the first congress.

Importance of the First Congress

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