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Each branch of the federal government of United States is given powers over the other two. The phrase "________" is used for this feature of the U.S. Constitution.
Checks and Balances
Compared to the way it describes the powers of the president and the Supreme Court, the Constitution describes the powers of Congress ____________.
in great detail
In the video, the Watergate crisis is presented as an example of Congress acting ____________.
Originally, senators were chosen by ___________, not by direct election as they are today.
In each session of Congress, ________ of bills are proposed.
When a bill is first introduced into one house of Congress, it is almost always sent immediately to ________ for further consideration.
the other house
If the House and Senate pass slightly different versions of the same bill, a ___________ meets and comes up with a final version of the bill that both houses can agree on.
a conference committee
Committee chairmen are powerful members of Congress. They are always _________.
members of the majority party in their house of Congress
Since 1950, support staff for the nation's legislators has grown from about ___________.
5,000 to 15,000
Mark Twain is quoted in the video as a way of showing that the problem of corruption in Congress _________.
has always worried many Americans
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