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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…
23 terms
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…
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…
20 terms
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…
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…
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.
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…
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
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
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…
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…
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…
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)
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…
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…
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
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…
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
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…
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
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
23 terms
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…
45 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
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
54 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
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
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
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
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
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
55 terms
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…
40 terms
Congress
Speaker of the House
Paul Ryan
Kevin McCarthy
House Majority Leader
Speaker of the House An office mandated by the Constitution.…
Current Speaker of the House
Current House Majority Leader
Member of the majority party in the House--second in authorit…
Speaker of the House
Speaker of the House An office mandated by the Constitution.…
Paul Ryan
Current Speaker of the House
30 terms
Congress
term
session
apportionment
reapportionment
A period of time. 2 years for a House rep, 6 years for a Sena…
a Congressional term - the two-year time period for Congress…
dividing representation based on population
increasing or decreasing representation based on changing pop…
term
A period of time. 2 years for a House rep, 6 years for a Sena…
session
a Congressional term - the two-year time period for Congress…
8 terms
Congress
Bicameral
House of Representatives
Legislative Branch
Federal Powers
Made up of 2 chambers: House and Senate
Representatives from each state, depends on population (435 t…
Write bills that become laws (lawmaking)
Also known as Enumerated or Expressed powers
Bicameral
Made up of 2 chambers: House and Senate
House of Representatives
Representatives from each state, depends on population (435 t…
93 terms
Congress
term
session
adjourn
porogue
4 years
period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles an…
(v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
Postpone/To put off.
term
4 years
session
period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles an…
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
18 terms
Congress
Apportionment
Redistricting
Gerrymandering
Term
the formula congress uses to determine how many people a repr…
redrawing congressional districts because of a population shi…
when a state redraws congressional district to benefit a part…
lasts for 2 years - identifies each congress
Apportionment
the formula congress uses to determine how many people a repr…
Redistricting
redrawing congressional districts because of a population shi…
37 terms
Congress
435
100
Patient Protection and Affordable Care…
Alien and Sedition Acts
Number of representatives in the House of Reps
Number of Senators
Landmark legislation that mandated that all individuals be co…
Restricted first amendment rights and allowed the president t…
435
Number of representatives in the House of Reps
100
Number of Senators
24 terms
Congress
constituents
concurrent powers
implied powers
enumerated/ expressed powers
people from a legislator's district
powers shared by the federal government and the states (ex. t…
power that Congress has that is not stated explicitly in the…
powers that are clearly stated in the Constitution, also call…
constituents
people from a legislator's district
concurrent powers
powers shared by the federal government and the states (ex. t…
9 terms
Congress
Evolution of Congress
The framers create a bicameral legisla…
Powerful House (One of the six phases…
Divided House (One of the six phases o…
All legislative powers are given to Congress... The powers would…
House of Representatives ... Elected directly by the people... Numb…
During the first three presidencies, Congressional leadership…
1820's Jackson uses veto power to take power from the House a…
Evolution of Congress
All legislative powers are given to Congress... The powers would…
The framers create a bicameral legisla…
House of Representatives ... Elected directly by the people... Numb…
Congress
Congressional Redistricting
Gerrymandering
Franking privilege
House Rules Committee
the reallocation of the number of representatives each state…
the legislative process by which the majority party in each s…
the right of members of Congress to mail newsletters to their…
sets guidelines for floor debate. Gives each bill a rule that…
Congressional Redistricting
the reallocation of the number of representatives each state…
Gerrymandering
the legislative process by which the majority party in each s…
Congress
22nd Amendment
25th Amendment
Legislative Agenda
Formal Powers of the President
The amendment (1951) limiting the president to two terms in o…
The amendment (1967) that establishes guidelines for filling…
Legislative plans for the session.
Chief diplomat, chief executive, chief legislator, chief of p…
22nd Amendment
The amendment (1951) limiting the president to two terms in o…
25th Amendment
The amendment (1967) that establishes guidelines for filling…
29 terms
Congress
bicameral legislature
incumbent
impeachment
bill
law-making body with two houses
person who already holds the office
trial of federal official for treason, bribery, or high crime…
a proposed law
bicameral legislature
law-making body with two houses
incumbent
person who already holds the office
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
14 terms
Congress
Congressional Redistricting
Gerrymandering
Incumbent
Franking Privilege
The reallocation of the number of representatives each state…
The legislative process by which the majority party in each s…
An officeholder who is seeking reelection. Incumbency is the…
The right of members of Congress to mail newsletter to their…
Congressional Redistricting
The reallocation of the number of representatives each state…
Gerrymandering
The legislative process by which the majority party in each s…
37 terms
Congress
Bicameral Legislature
Marginal Districts
Safe Districts
Conservative Coalition
A lawmaking body made up of two chambers or parts.
Political districts in which candidates elected to the House…
Districts in which incumbents win by the margins of 55 percen…
An alliance between Republican and conservative Democrats.
Bicameral Legislature
A lawmaking body made up of two chambers or parts.
Marginal Districts
Political districts in which candidates elected to the House…
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