AP Gov - Congress: The First Branch (Ch 5)
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Executive Agreement
- Congressional Caucus
- Whip System
- a An agreement between the president and another country that has the force of a treaty but does not require the Senate's "advice and consent".
- b A communications network in each house of Congress. These people poll the membership to learn their intentions on specific legislative issues and assist the majority and minority leaders in various tasks.
- c An association of members of Congress based on party, interest, or social characteristics such as gender or race.
- d The president's constitutional power to turn down acts of Congress within ten days of their passage while Congress is in session. A presidential veto may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of each house of Congress.
- e The effort by Congress, through hearings, investigations, and other techniques, to exercise control over the activities of executive agencies.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The right and power to decide if a change in policy will be considered.
- The charging of a governmental official (president or otherwise) with "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" and bringing him or her before Congress to determine guilt.
- A representative who votes according to the preferences of his or her constituency.
- The apportionment of voters in districts in such a way as to give unfair advantage to one political party.
- The resources available to higher officials, usually opportunities to make partisan appointments to offices and confer grants, licenses, or special favors to supporters.
5 True/False Questions
Open Rule → The provision by the House Rules Committee that permits floor debate and the addition of amendments to a bill.
Agency Loss → The provision by the House Rules Committee that permits floor debate and the addition of amendments to a bill.
Proposal Power → Votes in which each legislative 'yes' or 'no' vote is recorded.
Distributive Tendency → The elected leader of the party holding less than a majority of the seats in the House or Senate.
Speaker of the House → A roll-call vote in the House or Senate i which at least 50% of the members of one party take a particular position and are opposed by at least 50% of the members of the other party. These are less common today than they were in the nineteenth century.