This series ended on August 28, 2022. Any 1:1 and group chats related to this series are disabled 1 week after the last session.
Welcome to the United States Senate, the upper house of Congress (the American legislature)! After a brief introduction to American government, learners will become senators for the summer.
Will you join a political party or stay independent? Will you compromise with other senators to get laws passed or stand your ground and stay true to what you believe in? Will you engage in fiery debate on the Senate floor or stay quiet and trade votes in the shadows? Perhaps most frightening, what will you do in the face of serious international and domestic crises? It's all up to you in what has been dubbed the "greatest deliberative body in the world"!
Note: Each American state gets two senators for representation in the real US Senate. Depending on interest in this series, maximum registration numbers may be changed and the Senate may be scaled down/up. Additionally, there will be no House of Representatives (the lower house of Congress) in this simulation, simplifying the legislative process.
I've worked in local politics for years, I've won and placed in state and national level essay and speech contests about the American government and the US Constitution, and I've had multiple public forum and policy debate successes.
✋ ATTENDANCE POLICY
US Constitution, Article I, Section 5: "...a Majority of each [house of Congress] shall constitute a Quorum to do Business..."
In simpler terms, this means that a majority of senators must be present in order for the Senate to do any legislative work. Don't sweat it if you miss a session, but do your best to show up! (Interesting fact: US Senators miss around 2% of votes on average.)
June 25 - August 28
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About the Tutor
Hi! I'm a high schooler in New York State. I got a 1600 on the SAT and I'm ready to help with either section on the test. I also love economics, English, and everything in between. It's great to be on schoolhouse!