Congress and the Legislative Branch
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Congress and state legislatures have the power to make laws. James Madison famously wrote in Federalist 51 that in our form of government: "The legislative authority necessarily predominates." This collection provides resources to help today's students understand:
- What powers do Congress and state legislatures have?
- How have those powers been used or changed over time?
- What issues face Congress today?
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