AP GOV STUDY GUIDE
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What makes up our bicameral legislature?
Senate and House of Representatives
What are the requirements to be a representative?
must be 25, a citizen for 7 years, and live in the state you were elected for
What are the requirements to be a senator?
At least 30, U.S citizen for at least 9 years, live in the state you want to represent
What powers is the House given?
Impeach the President, decides presidential candidate if no one wins the majority of electoral college, any bill that raises taxes starts in the house.
What powers is the senate given?
ratify treaties, impeach President, confirmation power
What does Federalist #51 say?
There should be a bicameral legislature because of checks and balances.
How long is someone's term in Congress?
House - 2 years
Senators - 6 years
Separation of Powers
Constitutional division of powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, with the legislative branch making law, the executive applying and enforcing the law, and the judiciary interpreting the law
Checks and Balances
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
What time period did dual federalism take place in?
Beginning of American history til the new deal
What was the purpose of the Federalist papers?
To convince the citizens of New York to ratify the Constitution.
Someone running for re-election
How many house standing committees are there?
How many standing committees are in the Senate?