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    Video thumbnail: The Congress The Engine of Democracy

    The Congress

    The Engine of Democracy

    The United States Congress is known as “the engine of democracy.”

    The Engine of Democracy

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    The Congress

    The 17th Amendment

    The amendment transferred the election of senators from state legislators to the people.

    The 17th Amendment

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    The Congress

    The Most Recognizable Building in America

    The United States Capitol is a building in which countless historical decisions were made.

    The Most Recognizable Building in America

    Video thumbnail: The Congress The Real Reason Members Vote For or Against Legislation

    The Congress

    The Real Reason Members Vote For or Against Legislation

    David McCullough talks about the real reason members vote for or against legislation.

    The Real Reason Members Vote For or Against Legislation

    Video thumbnail: The Congress Importance of the First Congress

    The Congress

    Importance of the First Congress

    David Broder talks about the importance of the first congress.

    Importance of the First Congress