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POL 100: United States Government

A place to find great research sources for students in POL 100.


Article I of the Constitution establishes the legislative or law making branch of government with the formation of a bicameral Congress. This system provides checks and balances within the legislative branch.

Read more about the Legislative Branch at Ben's Guide to US Government.

Selected Resources

Bills, Resolutions (THOMAS)
Search the full-text of bills from 1989 (101st Congress) and the summary and status from 1973 (93rd Congress)

Popular Names of Acts in the US Code 
From the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School, a table of acts in the US Code rganized alphabetically by popular name

United States Code (Main page) 
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles

Current Legislative Bodies

United States House of Representatives 
Official website for the House

United States Senate
Official website for the Senate

General Resources

Government Resources from the Library of Congress (THOMAS) 
Links to Congressional information from official and non-official sources

Legislative Branch Resources on GPO Access 
Full-text resources and databases from the Government Printing Office

THOMAS (Library of Congress) 
Includes a wealth of federal legislative information, from the Library of Congress