The Difference between a Congressman vs. a Governor?

Answer Congressmen -- or congresswomen -- and governors are both elected officials in the United States of America. However, there are many differences between the two. Indeed, the only real similarity is... Read More »

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How Many Years Did Senator Obama Spend as a Senator?

Barack Obama was Illinois State senator for seven years (1997-2004) and U.S. senator for four years (2005-2008). He resigned from U.S. Senate after being elected 44th president of the United States... Read More »

How to Become a Congressman?

Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States provides for a Congress of elected officials made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Congress has the responsibility of organizing... Read More »

How to Find Out Who Your Congressman Is?

Democracy and representative government in America come with many blessings, and citizen participation is one of them. Although the more than 500 Congressmen and -women who serve in Washington, D.C... Read More »

Who was the first African-American congressman?

Joseph Hayne Rainey was the first African-American elected to Congress, in 1870. He represented South Carolina and served in the House of Representatives until 1879. After his tenure in Congress, R... Read More »