Government Chapter 10
Terms in this set (39)
Drawing of district lines to the advantage of a party or group
To bring a meeting to an end.
Being examined by the full membership of the House or Senate
A suggested new law.
A person who is given power to act for others.
A count of the population.
Allows members of Congress to mail letters for free
Forced to leave office.
Legislative body made up of two chambers.
A person who votes with the party line.
The Framers hoped that _______ would help make the Senate a more responsible body than the House.
Why is the Senate called the 'upper house'?
Senators generally need a wide range of knowledge to serve well.
Each state is represented according to population in which of the following?
House of Representatives
When may the President ask Congress to hold a special session?
To deal with an emergency situation.
Besides screening bills, what is another major function that members of Congress perform as committee members?
The oversight function
When does each new term of Congress begin?
January of every odd-numbered year
Until 1913, senators were chosen by..
Their State's legislature.
Which part of the Senate is up for election at any one time?
What proportion of Senate terms expires every two years?
Congress must reapportion seats in the House of Representatives every...
Why is the Senate called a 'continuous body'?
All of its seats are never up for election at the same time.
If the two houses of Congress cannot agree of a date for adjournment, the President may...
Prorogue the session
When members of Congress vote based of a combination of partisanship, constituent views, and personal beliefs, they are voting as..
The Framers of the Constitution diffused the power of Congress by..
Dividing Congress into two houses
Candidates for the House of Representatives must meet which of the following requirements?
A candidate must have been a citizen of the U.S for at least 7 years.
When members of Congress vote for each issue based on its own merit, using their own judgement and conscience, they are voting as....
When members of Congress cast ehir votes in line with their party's platform and the views their party's leaders, they are voting as...
In which house of Congress hoes each state have the same number of votes, no matter how large or small its population?
A member of the House must be at least..
25 years old and a citizen of the Unites States for at least seven years
Which is longer, a term of a session of Congress?
What is the goal of the Speech of Debate Clause of Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution?
To protect the freedom of legislative debate
How many senators does each state have?
The term of office for senators is...
Three times as long as for members of the House.
When members of Congress vote based on what the majority of their constituents think about an issue, they are voting as..
For whom do senators and representatives work?
The people who elect them
What is the minimum number of representatives in Congress (both senators and members of the House) that a State can have?
How many voting members does the House of Representatives have?
Which of the following was an important reason that the Framers favored a bicameral legislature?
Bicameral legislatures were considered more democratic.
Each State's representation in the Senate is...
Equal to that of every other state.