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The US Congress for Kids

Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising, with 21 Activities · For Kids

by Ronald A. Reis Author · Henry A. Waxman Author of introduction, etc.


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An interactive guidebook to the history and inner workings of the legislative branch of the U.S. Government

Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids examines the major milestones in congressional history, including the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African Americans and to women, and investigating misconduct in both government and private institutions. Kids will be engaged by the focus on dramatic stories, personalities, and turning points while also benefitting from the clear discussions of Congressional purpose, structure, history, and ongoing issues. Educational, hands-on activities that illuminate the workings of the U.S. Congress include making a House ceremonial mace, creating congressional money, making a capitol dome, and designing a Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Chicago Review Press
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Ronald A. Reis (Author)

Ronald A. Reis is the author of numerous nonfiction books for kids and young adults, including Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids, with 21 Activities. His biography of Buffalo Bill Cody won the 2011 Spur Award for the best ju...

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