As one of the lawmaking bodies of the US government, the US Senate has a hand in how all Americans live their lives. Readers learn about the inner workings of the Senate, including information about equal representation conceived by the Founding Fathers through todays filibusters. Readers see how the work of the Senate influences their own everyday lives as well. Fun fact boxes and sidebars provide even more interesting history while enhancing content that supports the social studies curriculum. Colorful photographs allow readers to meet some of the most influential senators in history.