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Civics 101: Federal Government

  • The Edney, Floor Five 1100 Market Street Chattanooga, TN, 37402 United States (map)

How well do you know the United States government? Do you know how the government makes decisions on what affects you?

Join us for a basic lesson on the federal government. This non-partisan look at our nation’s government will explain everything you need to know about:

  • The branches of government
  • Bills becoming law
  • Separation of powers
  • Voting
  • How to make your voice heard

This class is non-partisan and for informational purposes only. The Civics 101 series is in partnership with the Chattanooga Chapter of League of Women Voters and The Chattery.

About the teacher:


Lisa Bilbrey Hyder was born and raised in Cookeville, Tennessee. She received a B.A. in government from Smith College and spent time as a congressional intern. For over 25 years, Lisa worked as a technical writer, mostly in software development companies. Along the way, she spent a year studying at Emory University School of Law--alas, she did not complete her law degree, but she did meet her husband there. They lived for 10 years in Massachusetts, where Lisa served on her local school committee, and moved here with their two sons in 2004. Lisa is co-president of the League of Women Voters of Chattanooga and works in the English and History & Political Studies departments at Southern Adventist University.