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American Government - Chapter 4
A Congress that has two parts, or houses, is referred to as a ___.
Which constitutional amendment called for the direct election of senators by the voters of the state?
The lawmaking branch of government:
equal votes per state
the buying and selling of goods across state lines
the powers intended to be given by the Constitution to Congress, but not stated
Only the ___ has the power to impeach federal officials.
Only the ___ can introduce legislation into Congress that raises revenue.
House of Representatives
Only the ___ can approve treaties.
Only the ___ can approve federal court judges.
Only the ___ can remove an impeached federal official.
to bring charges against a federal official for wrongdoing
the geographical area and its people represented by a member of the House of Representatives
the effort to count the number of people in the United States and detertmine where they live
the people represented by an elected official
Majority political party:
the political party with the most members in a house of Congress
Speaker of the House:
supervises the House of Representatives
Majority floor leader:
the leader chosen by senators of the majority polictical party to schedule proposed legislation
a meeting of the House of Representative party members
the leaders in Congress who round up fellow legislators to vote in important bills
The minimum age for a senator is ___ years old.
The minimum age for a representative of the House of Representatives is ___ years old.
The term of a senator is ___ years.
Ther term of a representative is ___ years.
A candidate for the Senate must have lived in the United States for ___ years before running for office.
The legislator who introduces a bill is referred to as the bill's ___.
the box on the House clerk's desk that hold newly proposed legislation (bills)
the time, each year, from January through fall when Congress meets
a standing committee in the House of Representative responsible for the legislative process
a tactic that allows a senator to speak for a long time to kill interest in a bill
Presidential rejection of legislation passed by both chambers of Congress
a temporary committee composed of members from the Senate and the House of Representatives