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The seniority system in Congress grants privileges, such as choice of committee assignments or choice of office, to the members of congress who have served the longest. It is normally seen when deciding who is going to b... More »

One of the primary advantages of a seniority system in an organization is increased levels of loyalty from workers. Employees recognize that if they remain with the company, they gain increased pay and access to promotio... More »

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Galileo Galilei was the first person to observe physical details about the bodies in the solar system and define their relationships to one another. Galileo is credited with vastly improving the design of the telescope, ... More »

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