History of the House of Representatives
Walter Oleszek talked about the founders' intentions for the House of Representatives and the evolution of the institution. The House… read more
Walter Oleszek talked about the founders' intentions for the House of Representatives and the evolution of the institution. The House was originally the only part of the national government directly elected by the people. Mr. Oleszek examined the changes in te House and how it reflects popular political views. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Voice of the People: The House of Representatives” was part of the series "...In Congress Assembled": The Roots and Evolution of Today’s Congress, held by the Smithsonian Associates in the Ripley Center. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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