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Compare & Contrast Both Your Houses by Maxwell Anderson

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1933: The workings of Congress take place behind closed doors. Newspapers cover important stories when they can get information from members.

Today: There are cable television stations devoted to covering Congress. Although some meetings still occur in secret, there are many more educated reporters examining the fine details of bills as well as many more congressional staffers and lobbyists willing to provide background information.

1933: America is in the midst of the Great Depression. The year that Both Your Houses is first performed, the Roosevelt administration passes the Federal Emergency Relief Act, granting $500 million to the states in order to help ease unemployment.

Today: The economy is fine-tuned, to a degree, by the Federal Reserve Board, which uses its power to raise and lower interest rates to try to keep the economy growing and stable.

1933: Steel is one of America's most powerful industries, and people are concerned that the...

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