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        The Congress | Ken Burns: The Congress

        View images of Joe Cannon, a speaker of the house who served in the early 20th century, images of the senate and house of representatives, and an image of the US Capitol, where the legislative branch meets on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The United States Congress is the legislative body of the federal government, a division of government dedicated to making laws. The Congress was defined in Article One of the United States Constitution more than 200 years ago. It is a bicameral legislature, meaning that it is divided into two deliberative chambers, a Senate and a House of Representatives. 

        Uncle Joe Cannon | Ken Burns: The Congress

        Uncle Joe Cannon, Speaker of the House, 1903-1922. Source: The Library of Congress.

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        US Senators, 43rd Congress | Ken Burns: The Congress

        US Senators, part of the 43rd Congress, pose on the steps of the Capitol Building, February 12, 1874. Source: The Library of Congress.

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        The US Capitol | Ken Burns: The Congress

        The US Capitol, taken in 1846. Source: The Library of Congress.

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        Interior, House of Representatives | Ken Burns: The Congress

        Image of the interior of the House of Representatives, taken in 1865. Source: The Library of Congress

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