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In politics, a congress ("a gathering of people") is the name of the main legislative body in a state that operates under a congressional system of government. In non-political usage congress is a term applied to a large national or international grouping of people meeting together with common interests or concerns, e.g. an academic conference. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... A gathering is a group of people or things. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ... A presidential system, or a congressional system, is a system of government of a republic where the executive branch is elected separately from the legislative. ... Medicament assisted rehabilitation conference in Oslo An academic conference is a conference for researchers (not always academics) to present and discuss their work. ...

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Political congress

Legislative congress

Countries with Congresses and presidential systems: This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Other countries with Congresses: Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. ... Congress (formally: Congreso de la Unión or Congress of the Union) is the legislative branch of the Mexican government. ... Congress (Spanish: Congreso) is the name given to Perus unicameral legislature under the current (1993) constitution. ... The National Congress ( Spanish: Congreso de la Nación Argentina) is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina. ... Philippine Congress Session Hall The legislative power is vested in Congress, which consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ... Brazils bicameral National Congress (Portuguese: Congresso Nacional) consists of the Federal Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. ... Congress building The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Chile. ... The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the unicameral legislative branch of the government of Ecuador. ... The Congress of the Republic (Spanish: Congreso de la República) is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of Guatemala. ... The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of Honduras. ... The Congress has 14 non-partisan members, 10 members elected for a two year term in single-seat constituencies and 4 members elected for a four year term by proportional representation. ... In the Dominican Republic legislative power is vested in the National Congress (Congreso Nacional), a bicameral legislature comprising a Senate (32 senators), and a Chamber of Deputies (150 deputies). ... Paraguays bicameral Congress (Congreso) consists of a 45-member Senate and an 80-member Chamber of Deputies. ... The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the national legislature of Bolivia, based in the capital of La Paz. ...

The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Great Hall of the People, where the NPC convenes The National Peoples Congress (全国人民代表大会 in Pinyin: Quánguó Rénmín Dàibiǎo Dàhuì, literally Pan-Nation Congress of the Peoples Representatives), abbreviated PNCOTPR, is the highest... The Parlement of France is bicameral, and consists of the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) and the Senate (Sénat). ... The Spanish Congress of Deputies (Spanish: Congreso de los Diputados) is the lower house of the Cortes Generales, Spains legislative branch. ... The Cortes Generales (Spanish for General Courts) is the legislature of Spain. ...

Political party and organizations

Congress is included in the name of several political parties, especially those in former British colonies: A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues. ...

The National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative Indian organization in the United States. ... CNC symbol National Congress of the Canaries (in Spanish: Congreso Nacional de Canarias) is a separatist political party in the Canary Islands, Spain. ... The National Congress of Fiji was formed on 10 January 1965 at the Kisan Sangh Hall in Lautoka, in front of 1,500 farmers , led by Ayodhya Prasad. ... The Peoples National Congress is a formerly socialist political party in Guyana. ... Indian National Congress (also known as the Congress Party and abbreviated INC) is a major political party in India. ... This January 2007 needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Nationalist Trinamool Congress is a political party in India. ... The Tamil Maanila Congress was a political party in Tamil Nadu. ... The Basotho Congress Party is a pan-africanist and left-wing political party in Lesotho, led by Ntsukunyane Mphanya. ... Politics of Lesotho Categories: Politics stubs | Lesotho political parties ... The Lesotho Peoples Congress is a political party in Lesotho. ... The Malawi Congress Party is a political party in Malawi, mainly strong in the central region populated by ethnic Chewa and Nyanja. ... The Malaysian Indian Congress (Kongres India Se-Malaysia, MIC) is a Malaysian political party and is one of the founding members of the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional, previously known as the Alliance, that has been in power since the country achieved independence in 1957. ... The Congress of Democrats is a political party in Namibia. ... The Nepali Congress is a Nepalese political party. ... The All Peoples Congress is a political party in Sierra Leone. ... For political parties with similar names in other countries, see Northern Rhodesian African National Congress and Zambian African National Congress. ... The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) (later the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania), was a South African liberation movement, that is now a minor political party. ... ACTC flag ACTC election symbol All Ceylon Tamil Congress (in Tamil: அகில இலங்கைத் தமிழ்க் காங்கிரஸ்), the oldest Tamil political party in Sri Lanka. ... The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is a political party in Sri Lanka. ... The National Congress (Arabic: المؤتمر الوطني; transliterated: al-Motamar al-Watany) is the governing official political party of Sudan. ... The Ngwane National Liberatory Congress is an illegal oppositional political party in Swaziland. ... The United National Congress (UNC) is one of the two major political organisations in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. ... The Uganda Peoples Congress is a political party in Uganda. ...

Political gatherings

Congress has also been used to describe certain historical gatherings, such as

It has been used for meetings of independence-minded nationalists or revolutionaries: The Congress of Gniezno took place on March 11th 1000 and is one of the more important events in Polish history, though scholars disagree over the details of the decisions made at the meeting, especially whether the Polish prince was pledged the kings crown or not. ... The Congress of Vienna was a conference between ambassadors from the major powers in Europe that was chaired by the Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich and held in Vienna, Austria, from late September, 1814, to June 9, 1815. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Napoleonic Wars lasted from 1804 until 1815. ... The Congress of Berlin (June 13 - July 13, 1878) was a meeting of the European Great Powers and the Ottoman Empires leading statesmen in Berlin in 1878. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Congress of Tucumán was the representative assembly of the United Provinces of the River Plate formed in 1816, initially meeting in Tucumán. ... The Congress of Panama was a congress organized by Simon Bolivar in 1826 so that Latin American countries could become closer and develop a unified policy towards Spain. ... The Belgian National Congress was a temporary legislative assembly in 1830, established shortly after the Provisional Government of Belgium had proclaimed Belgian independence on October 4 of that year. ... This article is about the historical Belgian Revolution of the 1830s. ... Nationalism is an ideology that creates and sustains a nation as a concept of a common identity for groups of humans. ... Revolutionary, when used as a noun, is a person who either advocates or actively engages in some kind of revolution. ...

(Note, the political parties mentioned above also began as groups of this type). The Continental Congress was the first national government of the United States. ... Indian National Congress (also known as the Congress Party and abbreviated INC) is a major political party in India. ... The Iraqi National Congress (INC) is an umbrella Iraqi opposition group led by Ahmed Chalabi. ... For political parties with similar names in other countries, see Northern Rhodesian African National Congress and Zambian African National Congress. ...


Congress is also part of the name of certain international bodies, such as

Palace of Europe The Congress of the Council of Europe (Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe) is one of the institutions of the Council of Europe. ...

Party congress

Many political parties also have a Party Congress which is held every few years to make decisions for the party and elected governing bodies. These are sometimes called political conventions. In politics, a political convention is a meeting of a political party, typically to select party candidates. ...


Non-political congress

Scientific congress

Congress is an alternative name for a large national or international academic conference. Medicament assisted rehabilitation conference in Oslo An academic conference is a conference for researchers (not always academics) to present and discuss their work. ...


Chess congress

Chess congress

A Chess congress is a chess tournament, in one city, where a large number of contestants gather to play competitive chess over a limited period of time; typically one day to one week. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (909x569, 138 KB) Summary Chess congress, Ormskirk England 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (909x569, 138 KB) Summary Chess congress, Ormskirk England 2005. ... For other uses, see Chess (disambiguation). ...

The California Chess Congress of 1858 was held at the Hunts Building in San Francisco from March 22nd through May 1st. ...

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Congress of the United States: Information from Answers.com (10866 words)
This section forbids Congress to suspend the privilege of habeas corpus, except in cases of rebellion; to pass ex post facto, or retroactive, laws; to impose duties on exports; or to grant titles of nobility.
Congress plays an important role in the system of checks and balances; in fact, the two-house (bicameral) organization of Congress acts as an internal check, for each house must separately vote to pass a bill for it to become a law.
Congress meets in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The term, "Congress" may also refer to a particular meeting of the Congress, reckoned according to the terms of Representatives.
CongressLink: [Congress: The Basics - Lawmaking] Civil Rights: Major Features of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (8037 words)
It was not until Congress turned its attention to voting rights in 1957 that the first civil rights act of the 20th century actually became law.
He sought by these means to stimulate Congress to action by mobilizing pressure for passage without at the same time jeopardizing the fragile political coalition needed to pass the bill.
Although either house of Congress could have taken the lead in considering civil rights legislation in 1963 and 1964, the Senate preferred to delay action until the House considered the legislative package proposed by the President.
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