5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Clinton v. NY
- Shaw vs. Reno
- US Term Limits vs. Thornton
- party caucus
- a Prohibits racial gerrymandering.
- b 1995 Supreme Court case that said term limits imposed by state legislatures are unconstitutional.
- c A meeting of the members of a party in a legislative chamber to select party leaders and to develop party policy. Called a conference by Republicans.
- d Declared line-item veto unconstitutional.
- e Concentrations of the opposing party into a few districts in gerrymandering.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The powers explicitly given to Congress in the Constitution.
- Party leader who is the liaison between the leadership and the rank-and-file in the legislature.
- Mutual aid and vote trading among legislators.
- Committee appointed by the presiding officers of each chamber to adjust differences on a particular bill passed by each in different form.
- Officer of the Senate selected by the majority party to act as chair in the absence of the vice president.
5 True/False Questions
decentralization → Power that involves longer debate and protects individual voices and constituents, requires weak leadership, few restrictions on debate, many opportunities for the minority, powerful committees and intense public scrutiny.
censure → A constitutionally-mandated counting of American citizens every ten years.
special or select committee → A committee composed of members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate; such committees oversee the Library of Congress and conduct investigations.
Speaker → A provision attached to a bill - to which it may or may not be related - in order to secure its passage.
pork barrel → Projects congressmen secure for their home state that often waste federal money but secure votes.