Congress: The First Branch

Congress: The First Branch

Yale University Press

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An introduction to the U.S. Congress, from seasoned political historians and teachers

In this accessible overview of the United States Congress’s past and present, Ginsberg and Hill introduce students to the country’s most democratic institution. This text surveys Congressional elections, the internal structure of Congress, the legislative process, Congress and the President, and Congress and the courts. Congress: The First Branch offers a fresh approach to the First Branch grounded in a historical, positive frame.

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Benjamin Ginsberg is the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and Chair of the Hopkins Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. Kathryn Wagner Hill is director of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University.


Pub Date: 2019
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 376
Size: 6.12 x 9.25 inches


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