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11 terms
Congress
bicameral congress
term
session
convene
congress made up of two houses (or two parts)
Congress meets for two years, starting every odd year, Januar…
each 1 term has 2 sessions, this is when congress gets togeth…
To call people together for a meeting.
bicameral congress
congress made up of two houses (or two parts)
term
Congress meets for two years, starting every odd year, Januar…
CONGRESS
constituency
liberal constructionist
resolution
quorum
all the people residing within a particular voting area who a…
persons who favor a broad definition of the interpretation of…
a written statement by Congress but not a law that projects t…
the minimum number of congresspersons required to hold an off…
constituency
all the people residing within a particular voting area who a…
liberal constructionist
persons who favor a broad definition of the interpretation of…
30 terms
Congress
Constituents
Reapportionment
Gerrymandering
Safe seat
The residents of a congressional district or state
The assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each c…
The drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a p…
an elected office that is predictably won by one party or the…
Constituents
The residents of a congressional district or state
Reapportionment
The assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each c…
43 terms
Congress
Constituents
Reapportionment
Redistricting
Gerrymandering
The residents of a congressional district or state.
The assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each c…
The redrawing of congressional and other legislative district…
The drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a p…
Constituents
The residents of a congressional district or state.
Reapportionment
The assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each c…
14 terms
Congress
reapportionment
redistricting
gerrymandering
incumbent
determining the number of representatives a state gets based…
creating new boundaries for congressional districts following…
drawing congressional districts to give on party a specific a…
the person currently holding a political office
reapportionment
determining the number of representatives a state gets based…
redistricting
creating new boundaries for congressional districts following…
39 terms
Congress
Congress
census
foreign policy
gerrymander
the legislative branch of the United States
A periodic and official count of a country's population that…
Our nation's plan for dealing with other nations.
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose o…
Congress
the legislative branch of the United States
census
A periodic and official count of a country's population that…
40 terms
Congress
constituents
delegate theory
trustee theory
incumbent
people that a government official represents
philosophy that the House of Representatives was designed to…
philosophy that the Senate was designed to be statesmen--more…
elected official who is running for reelection
constituents
people that a government official represents
delegate theory
philosophy that the House of Representatives was designed to…
Congress
incumbents
casework
pork barrel
bicameral legislature
Those individual who already hold office. In congressional el…
activities of members of Congress that help constituents as i…
Federal projects, grants, and contracts available to state an…
A legislature divided into two houses.
incumbents
Those individual who already hold office. In congressional el…
casework
activities of members of Congress that help constituents as i…
57 terms
Congress
bicameral legislature
incumbent
apportionment
bill
A law making body made of two houses.
One who holds a specific office at the time spoken of.
The process of allocating congressional seats to each state f…
a proposed law
bicameral legislature
A law making body made of two houses.
incumbent
One who holds a specific office at the time spoken of.
14 terms
Congress
session
term
bicameral
gerrymandering
period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles an…
congressional time that includes two sessions (2 years)
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
The drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a p…
session
period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles an…
term
congressional time that includes two sessions (2 years)
52 terms
Congress
Bicameral
Senate
House of Representatives
reapportionment
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
upper house of the legislature, each state elects two
lower house of congress based on state population
the process of redistributing the 435 seats in the House of R…
Bicameral
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
Senate
upper house of the legislature, each state elects two
40 terms
Congress
term
session
adjourn
prorogue
the length of time someone holds office
A period of time during which a legislature meets to conduct…
The time when congress is on break, not working.
An executive power to adjourn Congress
term
the length of time someone holds office
session
A period of time during which a legislature meets to conduct…
19 terms
Congress
bicameral legislature
bill
casework
caucus
a legislature which is divided into two chambers
a proposed law, drafted in precise, legal language
helping constituents as individuals cut through bureaucratic…
a grouping of members of Congress sharing some interest or ch…
bicameral legislature
a legislature which is divided into two chambers
bill
a proposed law, drafted in precise, legal language
34 terms
Congress
bicameral
one term in Congress
one session in Congress
reapportionment
a legislature made up of two houses
two years
one year
the redistribution of the 435 seats in the House of Represent…
bicameral
a legislature made up of two houses
one term in Congress
two years
60 terms
Congress
House of Representatives
Term of Senator
25 years old, 7 years citizen, residen…
30 years old, 9 years citizen, residen…
435 members, lower house, 2 year terms
6 years
Qualifications of Representative
Qualifications of Senator
House of Representatives
435 members, lower house, 2 year terms
Term of Senator
6 years
62 terms
Congress
filibuster
Speaker of the House
Majority Leader
Whips
to attempt to block a bill from becoming law by speaking at l…
the leader of the majority party who serves as the presiding…
the Speaker's top assistant whose job is to help plan the maj…
Party leaders who work with the majority leader or minority l…
filibuster
to attempt to block a bill from becoming law by speaking at l…
Speaker of the House
the leader of the majority party who serves as the presiding…
30 terms
Congress
administrative assistant
at large
bicameral legislature
bill
member of a lawmakers personal staff who runs the lawmaker's…
as a whole, state wide
has two chambers or houses
proposed law
administrative assistant
member of a lawmakers personal staff who runs the lawmaker's…
at large
as a whole, state wide
29 terms
Congress
Logrolling
Earmark
Congressional District
Apportionment
supporting another member's legislation in return for his/her…
in a bill or law, money designated for a specific project in…
each U.S representative is elected by the citizens of a congr…
Distribution of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives…
Logrolling
supporting another member's legislation in return for his/her…
Earmark
in a bill or law, money designated for a specific project in…
26 terms
Congress
Bicameral
Census
Pocket Video
Reapportionment
2 chambers; Congress has the Senate and the House of Represen…
A complete enumeration of a population.
A pocket veto is a legislative maneuver that allows a preside…
Process by which representative districts are switched accord…
Bicameral
2 chambers; Congress has the Senate and the House of Represen…
Census
A complete enumeration of a population.
26 terms
Congress
Impeach
Redistricting
Gerrymandering
Committees
HOR accuse a federal official of wrong doing;Senators decide…
States draw up HOR districts after the census takes place
Occurs during redistricting when the state legislature draws…
Work on bills
Impeach
HOR accuse a federal official of wrong doing;Senators decide…
Redistricting
States draw up HOR districts after the census takes place
Congress
Impeach
Gerrymandering
Leader of the HOR
# of Senators
HOR accuse a federal official of wrong doing;Senators decide…
Occurs during redistricting when the state legislature draws…
Speaker of the House
100
Impeach
HOR accuse a federal official of wrong doing;Senators decide…
Gerrymandering
Occurs during redistricting when the state legislature draws…
56 terms
Congress
What Congress Does
All Revenue Bills
Requirements for Senate
Requirements for House of Representati…
MAKE LAWS, tax, make $, declare war, borrow $, APPROVE treati…
Must start (originate) in the House of Representatives
30 years old, live in the state you will represent, citizen o…
25 years old, live in the state you represent, and citizen fo…
What Congress Does
MAKE LAWS, tax, make $, declare war, borrow $, APPROVE treati…
All Revenue Bills
Must start (originate) in the House of Representatives
19 terms
Congress
bicameral legislature
bill
casework
caucus
a legislature which is divided into two chambers
a proposed law, drafted in precise, legal language
helping constituents as individuals cut through bureaucratic…
a grouping of members of Congress sharing some interest or ch…
bicameral legislature
a legislature which is divided into two chambers
bill
a proposed law, drafted in precise, legal language
Congress
bicameral congress
term
session
convene
congress made up of two houses (or two parts)
Congress meets for two years, starting every odd year, Januar…
each 1 term has 2 sessions, this is when congress gets togeth…
To call people together for a meeting.
bicameral congress
congress made up of two houses (or two parts)
term
Congress meets for two years, starting every odd year, Januar…
26 terms
Congress
Bicameral
Census
Pocket Video
Reapportionment
2 chambers; Congress has the Senate and the House of Represen…
A complete enumeration of a population.
A pocket veto is a legislative maneuver that allows a preside…
Process by which representative districts are switched accord…
Bicameral
2 chambers; Congress has the Senate and the House of Represen…
Census
A complete enumeration of a population.
10 terms
congress
representative
serve
president pro tempore
citizen
a member of the house of representatives
to spend a period of time to carry out a duty
senator elected by the senate to leade when the vice presiden…
a person given certain night duties and privileges
representative
a member of the house of representatives
serve
to spend a period of time to carry out a duty
12 terms
Congress
representative
serve
President Pro Tempore
Citizen
A member of the House of Representative;a person who is given…
To spend a period of time carrying out a duty.
Senator elected by the Senate to lead when the vise president…
A person given certain rights,duties,and privilege because he…
representative
A member of the House of Representative;a person who is given…
serve
To spend a period of time carrying out a duty.
8 terms
Congress
enumerated
bill
federal laws
bicameral
expressed or listed.
a rough draft of a law.
laws that apply to the entire country.
made up of two chambers
enumerated
expressed or listed.
bill
a rough draft of a law.
21 terms
Congress
Another name for the Legislative Branch
Constitutional requirements to be a Se…
Filibuster
How many congressional districts are t…
congress
-30 years old... -9 years a citizen ... -resident of state
A tactic used to kill a bill in the Senate
8 districts
Another name for the Legislative Branch
congress
Constitutional requirements to be a Se…
-30 years old... -9 years a citizen ... -resident of state
34 terms
Congress
Sociological representation
Agency representation
Trustee representation
Delegate representation
Shares demographic traits, experiences and interests with con…
Representative has electoral incentive to act on constituent…
Makes best decision according to what is best for constituent…
Makes decisions based on popular opinion.
Sociological representation
Shares demographic traits, experiences and interests with con…
Agency representation
Representative has electoral incentive to act on constituent…
39 terms
Congress
bicameral legislature
bill
impeachment
redistricting
A law making body made of two houses (bi means 2). Example: C…
a proposed law
An action by the House of Representatives to accuse the presi…
The process redrawing of congressional and other legislative…
bicameral legislature
A law making body made of two houses (bi means 2). Example: C…
bill
a proposed law
50 terms
Congress
Article I
The House of Representatives
The Senate
Bipartisanship
Where Congress is mentioned in the Constitution
435 members, 2 year term, based upon population
100 members, 6 year term, 2 per state
The 2 parties work together to pass legislation
Article I
Where Congress is mentioned in the Constitution
The House of Representatives
435 members, 2 year term, based upon population
Congress
senate
House of Representatives
apportionment
filibuster
100 members, 2 members for each state. Members are elected ev…
One of the two parts of Congress, considered the "lower house…
The distribution of House seats among the states on the basis…
A procedural practice in the Senate whereby a senator refuses…
senate
100 members, 2 members for each state. Members are elected ev…
House of Representatives
One of the two parts of Congress, considered the "lower house…
9 terms
Congress
reapportionment
Speaker of the House
Vice President
Committees
Using the Census, the population of each state determines the…
most powerful leader of the House of Representatives, duties…
leader of the Senate
this is where most of the work of Congress is done, members o…
reapportionment
Using the Census, the population of each state determines the…
Speaker of the House
most powerful leader of the House of Representatives, duties…
16 terms
Congress
renown
capacious
attribute
servile
widespread fame
spacious, roomy
caused by something else
groveling or extremely submissive
renown
widespread fame
capacious
spacious, roomy
Congress
Impeach
Redistricting
Reapportionment
Gerrymandering
HOR accuse a federal official of wrong doing;Senators decide…
States draw up HOR districts after the census takes place
Process where states either lose, gain, or keep seats in HOR…
Occurs during redistricting when the state legislature draws…
Impeach
HOR accuse a federal official of wrong doing;Senators decide…
Redistricting
States draw up HOR districts after the census takes place
Congress
Shaw v reno
Whip
Select committee
Steering committee
Racial redistricting must uphold equal protection clause of v…
A senator or rep. Who helps party leader stay informed about…
Established by congress for a limited time to perform a parti…
A committee that decides priorities of of legeslation or cong…
Shaw v reno
Racial redistricting must uphold equal protection clause of v…
Whip
A senator or rep. Who helps party leader stay informed about…
32 terms
Congress
term
session
adjourn
prorogue
two year period of time during which congress meets
period of time when congress assembles and conducts business
suspend, as in a session of congress, until the next session
adjourn, as in a legislative session; the president can do it…
term
two year period of time during which congress meets
session
period of time when congress assembles and conducts business
36 terms
Congress
duties of senate
duties of house
house
senate
-Hold/conduct trial after impeachment ... -Power to approve pres…
-All taxation bills start in house ... -Impeach an elected offic…
25... 7 years citizen of america... resident of state and district…
30... 9 years a citizen... resident of state... 6 years with unlimited…
duties of senate
-Hold/conduct trial after impeachment ... -Power to approve pres…
duties of house
-All taxation bills start in house ... -Impeach an elected offic…
Congress
term
session
adjourn
prorogue
two year period of time during which congress meets
period of time when congress assembles and conducts business
suspend, as in a session of congress, until the next session
adjourn, as in a legislative session; the president can do it…
term
two year period of time during which congress meets
session
period of time when congress assembles and conducts business
47 terms
Congress
Incumbents
Casework
Pork barrel
Bicameral legislature
Those already holding office (usually win)
Activities of members of congress that help constituents as i…
Federal projects, grants, and contracts available to state an…
Divided into 2 houses
Incumbents
Those already holding office (usually win)
Casework
Activities of members of congress that help constituents as i…
Congress
Bicameral Legislature
Caucus
Cloture rule
Concurrent resolution
a law-making body made up of two chambers pr parts
an association of Congressional member created to advance a p…
a rule used by the Senate. Providing to end or limit debate
an expression of opinion without the force of law that requir…
Bicameral Legislature
a law-making body made up of two chambers pr parts
Caucus
an association of Congressional member created to advance a p…
Congress
Appropriations
Bicameral legisliator
Casework
Christmas tree bill
money designated for a specific purpose by a state or federal…
Legislatures are divided into two separate assemblies, chambe…
Assistance provided by members of Congress to constituents wh…
Bill with mant riders. Senators true to attach provisions to…
Appropriations
money designated for a specific purpose by a state or federal…
Bicameral legisliator
Legislatures are divided into two separate assemblies, chambe…
Congress
incumbents
casework
pork barrel
bicameral legislature
Those individual who already hold office. In congressional el…
activities of members of Congress that help constituents as i…
Federal projects, grants, and contracts available to state an…
A legislature divided into two houses.
incumbents
Those individual who already hold office. In congressional el…
casework
activities of members of Congress that help constituents as i…
Congress
House many houses of Congress are there?
What did the Great Compromise determine?
What is a term?
What did the Twentieth Amendment (1933…
There are two houses; it is also known as a bicameral legisla…
That there would be two houses in Congress: the Senate and th…
The length of time that officials serve after an elections, a…
That the date for the start of each new term would be noon of…
House many houses of Congress are there?
There are two houses; it is also known as a bicameral legisla…
What did the Great Compromise determine?
That there would be two houses in Congress: the Senate and th…
67 terms
Congress
incumbents
casework
pork barrel
bicameral legislature
Those individual who already hold office. In congressional el…
activities of members of Congress that help constituents as i…
Federal projects, grants, and contracts available to state an…
A legislature divided into two houses.
incumbents
Those individual who already hold office. In congressional el…
casework
activities of members of Congress that help constituents as i…
34 terms
Congress
Constituents
Reapportionment
Redistricting
Gerrymandering
residents of a congressional district or state
the assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each c…
redrawing of congressional and other legislative district lin…
the drawing of legislative district boundaries to a benefit a…
Constituents
residents of a congressional district or state
Reapportionment
the assigning by Congress of congressional seats after each c…
79 terms
Congress
1st Continental Congress
2nd Continental Congress
Limitations of Congress under Articles…
Constitution
First national legislature. Response to Coercive Acts. Advise…
Prepared colonies for war with Britain. Raised colonial army…
Weak national govt vs. states. Foreign relations conducted by…
Founding Fathers realized a need for more centralized govt no…
1st Continental Congress
First national legislature. Response to Coercive Acts. Advise…
2nd Continental Congress
Prepared colonies for war with Britain. Raised colonial army…
The Congress
Bicameralism
Qualifications for House Members
Qualifications for Senate Members
Advice and consent
two-house, legislature. Resulted from a dispute among small a…
Elected by the People... Must be 25 years old... Reside in state th…
Elected by state legislatures (by people since 1913)... Must be…
allows Senators to recommend or reject executive branch appoi…
Bicameralism
two-house, legislature. Resulted from a dispute among small a…
Qualifications for House Members
Elected by the People... Must be 25 years old... Reside in state th…
Congress
bicameral congress
term
session
convene
congress made up of two houses (or two parts)
Congress meets for two years, starting every odd year, Januar…
each 1 term has 2 sessions, this is when congress gets togeth…
To call people together for a meeting.
bicameral congress
congress made up of two houses (or two parts)
term
Congress meets for two years, starting every odd year, Januar…
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