The Powers of Congress

In this lesson, students will learn about the powers of Congress, how they have evolved throughout history, and their impact on public policy. Students will view C-SPAN video clips to learn about the types of congressional power and apply that knowledge by developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of Congress.

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Resource Types

Primary Sources, Media

Teaching Strategies

Analysis, Individual Work

Constitution Articles

Article I