Lesson 1 (from Introduction | Part 1 Chapter 1)
This lesson analyzes the characteristics of the Senate and the rise of the Senate's power. Students gain a deeper understanding for some of the history of this branch of government.
1. Class Discussion: Engage the students in a discussion about the Senate. What groups of Senators block certain legislation dealing with civil rights? How is LBJ described? How is LBJ able to rise in the Senate so quickly? What does the Senate floor look like? What Acts are proposed in an attempt to impeach a Chief Justice? What is the Justice the Senate tries to impeach? What occurs during the Golden Age of the Senate? What Senator(s) move up and eventually become the President of the United States? What happens to the Senate during the Reconstruction period of the US? How does the Senate become more powerful than the House of Representatives and the President...
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