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Gov Test 4.1&4.2 Questions
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A poll showed voters prefer that members of Congress act as delegates. How might we expect the effect of this to differ between senators and representatives?
The representatives act as delegates because they worry about re-election every 2 years. They vote for what the people want. Senators do not have to worry because they serve for 6 years. Representatives- people focused. Senators- party and people focused
What is the most likely reason that the Constitution placed limits on the President's power to convene and dismiss Congress.
Keeping the President from becoming too powerful
In what way does Congress's oversight function provide a process of check and balances
Oversight function gives Congress the responsibility to check how the executive branch and its agencies carry out the policies outlined by Congress
What aspects of the National Government exemplify the Framers' plan to have representatives focused on national, rather than personal, interests.
Setting aside time to work on national issues by having a term of Congress and sessions of Congress to work on national issues/problems
Lawmakers often view membership in Congress today differently than during the nation's early history. How and why might this be reflected in the way today's members of Congress vote?
Nowadays most representatives are professional politicians who see their role as a career path. They are concerned with their own re-election and corseavently want to cater to the needs/ wants of their Constituents or look as if they do. More delegate than representative role.
How did the 17th amendment effect a change that more closely matched the original goals of the framers?
Switching the picking of senators from state legislatures to the people brings more participation in government for the people.
The 2010 Census showed that population growth has increased in the south and west, and decreased in the northeast and midwest regions of the country. How do provisions in the Constitution address the shifting population?
Article I of the Constitution provides that the number of seats in the house shall be apportioned among the states on the basis of their population.
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