Chapter 5: The Organization
"Learning About the Senate"
In this chapter you learned about the structure of Congress,
the qualifications for congressional membership, and the role
of congressional committees and supporting staff and agencies.
In this activity, you will take a closer look at one of the
houses of the United States Congressthe Senate.
Destination Title: U.S. Senate
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Start at the U.S. Senate Web site.
- Click on the Art & History Link, then on Origins & Procedures in the menu on the left.
- Click and read through the topics under the Institutional and Powers & Procedures subheadings in the menu on the left.
- Explore the information presented,
taking notes as you read.
After you have read through the
information, answer the following questions.