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This is for the Alexander Dawson 8th graders


congress has the power to expel elected officails for comitting crimes


a committee composed of some members of a larger committee


an officail count or survery of a population


a member of a senate


a person who is elected by citizens to speak or act for them


having two branches or chambers

pocket veto

when a president kills a bill passed during the last 10 days Congress is in session by simply refusing to act on it

pigeon hole

to not act on the bill so it will die


a procedure used in the senate to limit debate on a bill


person who tries to persuade someone to support a particular cause


to attempt to block a bill from becoming law by speaking at length against it


-urban affairs
-natural research
-homeland security
-ways and means
-armed forces
-energy and commerce


the constitution was adopted


a box into which a proposed legislative bill is dropped and thereby officailly introduced


-responsible for assisting the leaders
-maintaining communications
-counting voted
-persuading members to vote


a proposed law under consideration by a legislature

the powers of congress

necessary and proper clause, which gives congress the power do to whatever is necessary and proper

speaker of the house

-John Boehner
-leader of the house of representatives
-administers the oath
-gives permission for members to speak
-oversees votes
-2nd in line to president

legislative branch

congress has 2 parts: house of representatives and senate

the senate

-not subject to public opinion
-senators are elected every 6 years
-every state has 2 seats regardless of population

the house of representatives

-a state's population determines how many reps. they will have in the house
-all reps. get elected every 2 years

bill > law

1. introduced
2. comittee hearings
3. floor action
4. return to original house (or skips #4)
5. bill goes to government
6. bill becomes a law

district 1

shelley berkley

district 2

mark amodei

district 3

Joe Heck

US senate majority leader, nevada (D)

harry reid

senator from nevada

dean heller


upper house of the US congress

year consitution was written


year declaration was written


article 1

legislative branch

main parts of the consitution

article 1- legislative
article 2- executive
article 3- judicairy

republican government

a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders to manage the government for the common good

federalists papers

series of essays that defended the constitution and tried to reassure Americans that the states would not be overpowered by the federal government

terms of service of a congressman

2 years

terms of service of a senator

6 years

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