Understanding Congress

  • Understanding Congress, US Government
Every year, Congress tackles vital issues such government funding, foreign relations, taxation, nominations, and much more. It is critically important to understand the nuances of how Congress works beyond the schoolhouse basics of how a bill becomes a law. On September 25, 2017 Brookings Executive Education and the Brookings Press hosted a discussion about Congress […]
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Classics about the US

Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer for the south post-Civil War. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the south in the Great Depression. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men for the west in the Great Depression. James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice for a different take on California in the same period. Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian for the southwest during westward expansion and conflict […]
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Recommended to ESL (English as a Second Language) students

101 American Customs: Understanding Language and Culture Through Common Practices. The goal of this book is to understand US culture through their customs. Customs including Thanksgiving, sending birthday cards, and much more. This book takes a humorous approach to understanding US culture through customs. Lonely Planet USA Phrasebook. The goal of this book is to help understand […]
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