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when a president kills a bill passed during the last 10 days Congress is in session by simply refusing to act on it
-ways and means
-energy and commerce
-responsible for assisting the leaders
-persuading members to vote
the powers of congress
necessary and proper clause, which gives congress the power do to whatever is necessary and proper
speaker of the house
-leader of the house of representatives
-administers the oath
-gives permission for members to speak
-2nd in line to president
-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
2. comittee hearings
3. floor action
4. return to original house (or skips #4)
5. bill goes to government
6. bill becomes a law
a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders to manage the government for the common good
series of essays that defended the constitution and tried to reassure Americans that the states would not be overpowered by the federal government
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