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Impeachment President and Congress The President President's Job, Part I President's Job, Part II President's Cabinet President Has Fun

The President and Congress

American Congress Government Simulation
http://s1.zetaboards.com/American_Congress/index/

In American Congress you get to play as a Representative, Mayor, or Governor. In the game, you basically simulate the wide-ranging and complex American government. It's in your hands whether you want to legalize abortion, declare war on a small country, or destroy your political rivals!

Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html?emc=eta1
Today your students are in charge of the nation’s finances. Some of their options have short-term savings and some have more long-term savings. When they have closed the budget gaps for both 2015 and 2030, they are done. Have them make their own plan, then share it online!

Diversity in Congress
http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz195865166d8c0.html
For most of its history, the U.S. Congress has been a largely white male affair. As the membership becomes more diverse, test your wits about those who broke ground.

Get a Pencil. You’re Tackling the Deficit
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/weekinreview/20101114-deficit-graphic.pdf 
No computer? Download the PDF interactive graphic and just follow the directions to right the nation’s finances.

Leadership Positions in Congress
http://www.congressforkids.net/games/Execbranch_pres_congress/
congress_hangman.htm

Hangman

The Legislative Process
http://www.congresslink.org/print_teaching_webquests_
legprocess.htm

WebQuest - Using the Corporate Accountability law signed by President Bush on July 30, 2002, this WebQuest compares the legislative path taken by this legislation to the typical textbook depiction of how a bill becomes law.

Public Critcisms of Congress
http://congress.indiana.edu/modules/public_opinion/base.html
In this Public Criticisms module, you will hear many of the common criticisms of Congress via "man on the street" videos. You will then be able to hear what some Congressional experts have to say about those criticisms. You will vote on whether you agree or disagree with what the public and the experts are saying, and see how other users voted on the criticisms. There are additional research resources and polling data for each of the 15 criticisms.

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President Andrew Jackson was the only U.S. Senator from a Confederate state to remain in Congress after secession?

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


Word Spy
Word Spy


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