Congress Committee Project

The instructions for the project are below.  You will need to find a committee that interests you such as education, veteran’s affairs or the budget.  You will use this committee to answer several  questions.  Your final product will be in a format of your choosing.   The Congress Committee Project is due on February 22 by the end of class.

Congress Project

Congress Rubric

List of Congress Committees

Congress Reading Assignment

For the reading below answer the questions and email your responses to  This assignment is due at the beginning of the next class period from which it was assigned.

The Federalist Papers 53, 56, 57, 58, 62, 63

  1. How do the authors of The Federalist explain the different terms of office for the House and the Senate?
  2. According to the theory of The Federalist, how does the Constitution bring about a system of checks and balances between the House and the Senate?
  3. What are the primary functions of the legislature to be according to The Federalist?

Current Event

This is our first current event. For the current event you will find a story that relates to the topic assigned. For the first current event, you will find a story that is related to the us government shutdown. The story can come from any reputable source. Sources such as New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR to name a few are good places to look.

The second current event can be about anything else in the government. A court case, someone exercising their 1st amendment rights, to give a few examples. The assignment is due at the beginning of the next class period.

Current Event