Politics of the United States Congress

People and Society

Politics of the United States Congress

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    People and Society
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    All students.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

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The most important institution in American politics is the Congress, the central meeting point of the mass public and governing elite. The U.S. Congress is designed to be responsive to the petitions and opinions of U.S. citizens. Interest groups and political parties are essential organizations in the relationship between citizens and leaders. They organize citizens around issues and ideas and inform the public about the actions of Congress and its members. This cognate approaches the study of Congress from the discipline of political science.

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