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Article I creates the two sections of Congress – the Senate and the House – and outlines its powers and limits.


The framers specified the powers of Congress in great detail in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution. They include the power to declare war.


This documentary tells the story of a tiny school in Yosemite National Park that tries to solve its funding problem by getting a bill passed in Congress and, in the process, learns many lessons about how federal laws are made.


The Constitution is ratified. Article 1, Section 8 gives Congress the authority “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.”


Students play as a senator or representative from a state and political party they select. Then their challenge is to get Congress to pass a bill based on a hot topic from a constituent.