Our federal government : the legislative branchSeries: Our Federal Government Published by : Rainbow Educational Media/Office of Broadcast Services Physical details: 30:21 mins.
OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT series is in four parts, each 30 minutes long. The three branches of our government are explained. Each program presents the specific functions of the branches and how each overlaps the other. Completing this series is the program on the presidential election process. OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH. The authors of the Constitution established Congress, the legislative branch of the federal government. Congress is an arena for expressing opinions, agreeing, disagreeing, and for compromise. Controversy is also oftentimes a part of this branch as seen during the Clinton impeachment proceedings. In spite of this, no President can effectively govern without the support of Congress. This program examines the role of Congress, its organization, powers and responsibilities, and requirements to serve.