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American Government Test 3
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Congress is made up of the _____________ and ______________
True or False: The minimum age for the house of representatives is higher than the minimum age for the senate
False; the minimum age for the house of representatives is 25 whereas the minimum age for the senate is 30
Does the house of representatives or the senate have a faster turnover rate (think term length)?
The house of representatives (2 years vs. 6 years)
How many voting members are in the house of representatives?
How is the number of representatives determined?
Based on state population
How many members of the senate are there?
100 (2 per state)
What is the largest number of representatives that a state currently has?
The house of representatives has the power of the ________________ and the senate has the power of the ________________
List 4 joint powers of the house and senate:
Which is the least clear reason for impeachment: treason, high crimes, bribery, or misdemeanors?
When the senate votes on impeachment, how many senators have to agree to impeachment?
Law that applies to one person, almost always has to do with immigration
Pork barrel legislation
Laws created exclusively for one state
Speaker of the house
Head of the house, most powerful person next to president
Head of party who informs party of how/what to vote
"whips" representatives into voting with majority leader or their party
According to the Haster rule, the speaker votes with _________________
Their party, always
President of the Senate (VP)
Breaks ties and counts electoral college votes
President pro tempe
Senator who has been there the longest, fills in for the President of the Senate when they aren't there
True or False: Like the house, the senate has a majority and minor leader/whip
3 types of committees
Standing, select, joint
After a proposed bill goes to the speaker of the house it goes to whom?
If a proposed bill is amended at any point in the process of being passed, what happens?
It is considered a new bill, and it has to go through whole process again
After a bill goes to a committee where does it go?
To the floor
Does a bill have to pass through both the house and the senate no matter where it starts?
What are the president's 3 options once he gets a bill in his hands?
3. take no action
Are filibusters practiced any more?
How many votes does it take to shut down a filibuster?
Term limit for president
10 years (in the case that VP took over for president more than 2 years into his term)
Does the president usually talk to congress about war according to the Wares power resolution?
No, they follow the gulf of Tonkin resolution (president can declare war when he wants)
Who nominates judges?
Reprieve, pardons, and amnesty
Delay sentence, sentence goes away (presumed innocence, sentence goes away (even though person was guilty)
This is most of what the president does
Runs executive branch
Chief executive, chief legislature, commander in chief, chief diplomat, chief of state, head of his political party
Formal structure of government
President, white house staff, executive office of president, cabinet
Informal structure of government
First lady, bureaucracy, party, public
Idea of democratization
We wouldn't vote for a great man to be president because we want someone who seems equal to us, not better
Who set the tone for future presidents and caused all presidents to dress formally and be somewhat aristocratic?
President that popularized idea that president has right to rule from the people
Civil service exam
Must have minimum level of competence to work for government
2 major government corporations
Post office, amtrak
What do bureaucrats do?
Promote public welfare, provide national security
How many federal banks are there?
Are coins minted at federal banks?
No; money is printed there
4 ways to shrink bureaucracy:
1. Termination- fire everyone and get rid of office
2. Deregulation- reduce job
3. Devolution- passing jobs lower down
4. Privatization- move gov. jobs to private sector
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