American Government Seminar #4

Democrats Abroad France and Parsons Paris present the fourth in a series of six seminars on American Government


This fourth of six stand-alone seminar courses will focus on the Legislative Branch of the U. S. Government as laid out in Article I of the U. S. Constitution. We will focus on the roles and powers of members of both houses of Congress, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the presiding officers in each chamber. Additional topics may include understanding the legislative process from the writing of a bill to it being passed into law, Constitutional checks on Congressional power and the constant campaigning that members of Congress (especially members of the House of Representatives) currently engage in.

Participation and questions will be strongly encouraged.

This seminar will NOT be a political discussion about our current Congress or administration. Rather, this seminar (and the entire seminar series) is meant to be a thought-provoking refresher course for those who live abroad but vote in U. S. elections. It will also provide a good introduction for American voters of all ages who, having lived abroad for all or most of their lives, have never taken an American Government or Civics course.

*PLEASE NOTE: The seminars will be filmed. You will be asked to sign a waiver to allow your image and voice to be recorded in order to attend each of the seminars. Seminars are filmed to ensure that those who live outside of Paris or who cannot attend, have the opportunity to view the seminars as well.

Each seminar will be led by Amy Below, a 16-year veteran American Government Teacher in the California Public Schools and DAF Member-at-Large.

Due to space considerations, participation is limited to approximately 45 people per seminar session. Please RSVP only if you will indeed be attending. And, if you RSVP but find that you need to cancel, please do so as soon as you know you will not be able to attend by contacting

May 09, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Parsons Paris
45 rue Saint-Roch
Paris 75001
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