Bell Ringer: The Role of the Senate

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The framers designed the United States Senate to be a check on the president, to be part of the checks and balances written into the Constitution. A short video introduces viewers to the roles given to the Senate.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research instances where the Senate rejected proposals put forth by recent presidents
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the C-Span bell ringer series
  • Includes links to a lesson plan and another bell ringer
  • Discussion questions and a vocabulary list are included