For every day Congress is in session, Capitol Words tracks what is said in the Congressional Record, giving you an at-a-glance view of which issues lawmakers address on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. Capitol Words lets you search for when Congress talks about an issue, and see the most popular words and phrases spoken by lawmakers on the House and Senate floor.
You can access all of the underlying data for Capitol Words using its API. This data can be used to build your own applications, or it can be mashed up with other data to make fun visualizations. These next lessons will get you started with using the API.
This course is designed to be completed after the introductory Python course and the Intro to APIs course.