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The United States Congress

Ross English


The role of the Congress is essential to any study of American government and politics. It would be impossible to gain a complete understanding of the American system of government without an appreciation of the nature and workings of this essential body. This text looks at the workings of the United States Congress, and uses the Republican period of ascendancy, which lasted from 1994 until 2000, as an example of how the Congress works in practice. The book illustrates the basic principles of Congress using contemporary and recent examples, while also drawing attention to the changes that took ... More

Keywords: United States Congress, American government, American politics, Republican, 1994 election, budget deadlock, Clinton impeachment, senators, committee system, President

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719063084
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719063084.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross English, author