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American Government Ch. 10- Congress
Term
Session
Adjourn
Porogue
two-year term which Congress can serve.
the period of time during which Congress assembles and conduc…
suspends until the next session.
end or discontinue.
Term
two-year term which Congress can serve.
Session
the period of time during which Congress assembles and conduc…
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American Government Congress Test
Commonly referred to as the lower hous…
At present this house has a democratic…
The total number is 435... a. House of R…
The election procedure for members of…
a. House of Representatives
b. Senate
a. House of Representatives
b. Senate
Commonly referred to as the lower hous…
a. House of Representatives
At present this house has a democratic…
b. Senate
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American Government - Congress
Congress
Senator
Congressman
First three Presidents lead the Congress
both chambers together
member of the Senate (100)
members of the House of Representative (435)
little internal leadership... Presidents did not dominate the Co…
Congress
both chambers together
Senator
member of the Senate (100)
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American Government: Congress
The House of Representatives
majoritarian
Speaker of the House
The Rules Committee
- 435 members (and six nonvoting delegates)... All members are u…
A simple majority can do anything it wants, even changing the…
• Has institutional and partisan... responsibilities... • Resources…
• The most important tool the Speaker has for controlling the…
The House of Representatives
- 435 members (and six nonvoting delegates)... All members are u…
majoritarian
A simple majority can do anything it wants, even changing the…
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Congress american government
term
session
apportionment
reapportionment
the specified length of time served by elected officials in t…
the regular period of time during which a legislative body co…
distribution of seats in a legislative district body among el…
redistribution of political representation on the basis of po…
term
the specified length of time served by elected officials in t…
session
the regular period of time during which a legislative body co…
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American Government: Congress
term
Session
special session
off-year election
the length of time officials of Congress serve after they hav…
period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles an…
legislative or congressional meeting called to accomplish a s…
congressional election that occurs between presidental electi…
term
the length of time officials of Congress serve after they hav…
Session
period of time during which, each year, Congress assembles an…
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American Government Congress Quiz
constituents
apportionment
House of Representatives job descripti…
Senate job description/requirements
those who are represented by a member of congress
distribution of House seats among the states based on populat…
-serve 2-year terms... -all seats are contested at the same time…
-serve 6-year terms... -seats are contested by thirds, staggered…
constituents
those who are represented by a member of congress
apportionment
distribution of House seats among the states based on populat…
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American Government Congress
Congress derives from a Latin term mea…
In the United States, who exercise con…
The critical decision for a member of…
Who cannot discipline members of Congr…
"a coming together"
the individual
whether or not to support the... government.
Political parties
Congress derives from a Latin term mea…
"a coming together"
In the United States, who exercise con…
the individual
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American Government (Congress Test)
Lower House
At present this house has a democratic…
number of members total is 435
The election procedure of this house w…
House of Representatives
Senate
House of Representatives
Senate
Lower House
House of Representatives
At present this house has a democratic…
Senate
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American Government- Congress
local orientation
paradox of Congress
riders
logrolling
all members of House are elected from small geographic areas-…
designed to not work well and to be inefficient
House made legislation that only benefits their locals (rider…
reciprocal voting for each other's legislation
local orientation
all members of House are elected from small geographic areas-…
paradox of Congress
designed to not work well and to be inefficient
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American Government: Congress
Congress is provided by which article…
House members are elected from:
How are congressional districts drawn…
How are Senators elected?
Article 1
Districts
Authority rest with States with: reapportionment, redistricti…
Statewide election. ... No districts.... No gerrymandering.
Congress is provided by which article…
Article 1
House members are elected from:
Districts
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American Government: Congress
Our national legislature is called ___…
The upper house is the ______
The lower house is the ______
Why do we have a two- house or also kn…
Congress
Senate
The House of Representatives
Bicameral Congress
Our national legislature is called ___…
Congress
The upper house is the ______
Senate
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American Government Congress
committees
appropriations
standing committees
select committees
small groups who examines bills before congress considers them
deciding where the money goes
always running; permanent, divided into subcommittees
specific purpose/ limited time; considered business outside t…
committees
small groups who examines bills before congress considers them
appropriations
deciding where the money goes
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American government CONGRESS
Most powerful branch
Congress versus parliament: Membership
Congress versus parliament
Congress versus parliament: Make up
Congress has the power under the Constitution to: ... 1. Lay and…
1. Parliament: persuade a political party to put his or her n…
1. Parliament tends to end up being made of people loyal to p…
1.Congress tends to be made up of people who think of themsel…
Most powerful branch
Congress has the power under the Constitution to: ... 1. Lay and…
Congress versus parliament: Membership
1. Parliament: persuade a political party to put his or her n…
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American Government: Congress
ad hoc committees
casework
closed rule
cloture
a congressional committee appointed for a limited time to des…
the activity undertaken by members of Congress and their staf…
an order from the House Rules Committee by limiting floor deb…
a parliamentary procedure used to close debate. it is used in…
ad hoc committees
a congressional committee appointed for a limited time to des…
casework
the activity undertaken by members of Congress and their staf…
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American Government Congress
Jeannette Rankin
Redistricting
Reapportionment
Gerrymandering
First woman to be elected to congress even before women suffr…
The practice of drawing congressional district boundaries to…
The periodic reallocation of 435 house seats among the states…
process of drawing congressional boundaries to benefit one pa…
Jeannette Rankin
First woman to be elected to congress even before women suffr…
Redistricting
The practice of drawing congressional district boundaries to…
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Congress American Government
Conference Committee
Impeachment
pigeonhole
Seniority Rule
members of both houses of Congress sit together on this tempo…
an accusistion of misconduct in office against a public offic…
a congressional committee kills a bill by refusing to take ac…
the members of congress with the most years of service are ge…
Conference Committee
members of both houses of Congress sit together on this tempo…
Impeachment
an accusistion of misconduct in office against a public offic…
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American Government Congress
Constitutional Status of Congress
Power of the Purse
Impoundment
The Budget and Impoundment Control Act…
National legislature- law-making power... "All legislative Power…
Congress's exclusive, constitutional power to authorize expen…
several presidents have refused to spend money appropriated b…
Deferrals- spending the president wants to postpone... Rescissio…
Constitutional Status of Congress
National legislature- law-making power... "All legislative Power…
Power of the Purse
Congress's exclusive, constitutional power to authorize expen…
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Chapter 7 American Government The Congress
Bicameral
Lawmaking function
Representative Function
Trustee
An institution consisting of two chambers.
The authority (of a legislature) to make the laws necessary t…
The responsibility of a legislature to represent various inte…
A legislator who acts according to their own conscience and t…
Bicameral
An institution consisting of two chambers.
Lawmaking function
The authority (of a legislature) to make the laws necessary t…
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American Government Vocab- Congress
bicameral legislature
session
census
reapportionment
a two chamber legislature
a period of time during which a legislature meets to conduct…
a population count
the process of reassigning representation based on population…
bicameral legislature
a two chamber legislature
session
a period of time during which a legislature meets to conduct…
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American Government Congress Terms
Apportionment
Gerrymandering
Bicameral
Impeachment
things based on population
manipulating boundaries for a party
having to branches or chambers
removed from a political position of power
Apportionment
things based on population
Gerrymandering
manipulating boundaries for a party
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American Government Chapter 8 Congress
Bicameral
Census
Reapportionment
Gerrymandering
is a two house Congress.
an official count of the nation's population.
is the redrawing of the boundaries of Congressional districts…
is redrawing congressional districts to favor the political p…
Bicameral
is a two house Congress.
Census
an official count of the nation's population.
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American government- Congress
Bicameral
Unicameral
The Great Compromise/ The Connecticut…
Why has it served efficient?
2 house legislature
1 house legislature
2 houses... 1 based on population ... 1 fixed number
Serves as a brake... Prevents sectional legislation... Differing vi…
Bicameral
2 house legislature
Unicameral
1 house legislature
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American government: congress
What are the requirements to be a repr…
How long are representatives' and sena…
How is the number of representatives d…
What are the requirements to be a sena…
-25 years old... -U.S. Citizen for 7 years... -legal resident of th…
Rep: 2 years ... Senators: 6 years
Population/ census count
-30 years old... -U.S. Citizen for 9 years ... -legal resident
What are the requirements to be a repr…
-25 years old... -U.S. Citizen for 7 years... -legal resident of th…
How long are representatives' and sena…
Rep: 2 years ... Senators: 6 years
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American Government: Congress
delegate theory
trustee theory
politico theory
majority party
representation is taken literally- vote the way the majority…
representatives should vote their own convictions- they shoul…
function as a delegate or a trustee based on the wishes of th…
-chooses the major offices of that branch... -controls debate on…
delegate theory
representation is taken literally- vote the way the majority…
trustee theory
representatives should vote their own convictions- they shoul…
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American Government; Congress
House of Representatives (qualificatio…
Senate (qualifications)
House of Representatives (presiding of…
Senate (presiding officer)
1. 25 years old... 2. 7 year citizen... 3. live in the state you ar…
1. 30 years old... 2. 9 year citizen... 3. live in the district
Speaker of the House
Vice President
House of Representatives (qualificatio…
1. 25 years old... 2. 7 year citizen... 3. live in the state you ar…
Senate (qualifications)
1. 30 years old... 2. 9 year citizen... 3. live in the district
American Government: Congress
Apportionment
Congressional District
Malapportionment
"One person, one vote" rule
The distribution of House seats among the states on the basis…
The geographic area that is served by one member in the House…
A condition in which the voting power of citizens in one dist…
A rule, or principle, requiring that congressional districts…
Apportionment
The distribution of House seats among the states on the basis…
Congressional District
The geographic area that is served by one member in the House…
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American Government: congress
Common referred to as the lower house
A present, this house has a democratic…
the total number of members is 435
the election procedure for members of…
house of reps
senate
house of rep
senate
Common referred to as the lower house
house of reps
A present, this house has a democratic…
senate
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American Government Congress test
Bicameral
Great compromise
Standing Committee
Select Committee
having 2 branches or chambers
...
permanent committee
small legislative committee appointed for a special purpose
Bicameral
having 2 branches or chambers
Great compromise
...
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American government congress
When does congress begin their term?... H…
An ________ is the term given to the p…
Do these people usually win re-election?
What committee is a permanent, subject…
January of every odd numbered year.... 2 years.
Incumbent
Yes
Standing
When does congress begin their term?... H…
January of every odd numbered year.... 2 years.
An ________ is the term given to the p…
Incumbent
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American Government Congress Test
Commonly referred to as the lower hous…
At present this house has a democratic…
The total number is 435... a. House of R…
The election procedure for members of…
a. House of Representatives
b. Senate
a. House of Representatives
b. Senate
Commonly referred to as the lower hous…
a. House of Representatives
At present this house has a democratic…
b. Senate
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Congress Flashcards - American Government
What is Congress considered?
Define Constituency.
What is a bicameral legislature?
How members are there in the house and…
the most important representative institution in American Gov…
the residents in the area from which an official is elected
a legislative body with 2 chambers (the house & the senate)
the house has 435 members and the senate has 100 members
What is Congress considered?
the most important representative institution in American Gov…
Define Constituency.
the residents in the area from which an official is elected
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Congress- American Government
Bicameral
Great Compromise
to slow the process down so there is n…
-Impeach federal officials, create tax…
Two house
Representation in the House of Representatives is based on po…
Framers reasoning for a two house legislature
Characteristics of House of Representatives
Bicameral
Two house
Great Compromise
Representation in the House of Representatives is based on po…
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The Congress: AP American Government
Cloture
Earmarks
Filibuster
Franking
A method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to…
A provision in a piece of congressional legislation that dire…
An exceptionally long speech used as an irregular or obstruct…
Congressional members: mark for a letter, package, ect. To be…
Cloture
A method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to…
Earmarks
A provision in a piece of congressional legislation that dire…
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American government: congress
Order the bill becomes a law
When does congress start their terms
How long does a term last
What committee is a permanent, subject…
...
Jan - odd number year
2 years
Standing committee
Order the bill becomes a law
...
When does congress start their terms
Jan - odd number year
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American Government: Congress
Our national legislature is called ___…
The upper house is the ______
The lower house is the ______
Why do we have a two- house or also kn…
Congress
Senate
The House of Representatives
Bicameral Congress
Our national legislature is called ___…
Congress
The upper house is the ______
Senate
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American Government: Congress
What is the purpose of the Legislative…
Number of members in the House
Number of members in the Senate
Term in office in the House
To make laws
435
100
2
What is the purpose of the Legislative…
To make laws
Number of members in the House
435
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American Government Congress Quiz
constituents
apportionment
House of Representatives job descripti…
Senate job description/requirements
those who are represented by a member of congress
distribution of House seats among the states based on populat…
-serve 2-year terms... -all seats are contested at the same time…
-serve 6-year terms... -seats are contested by thirds, staggered…
constituents
those who are represented by a member of congress
apportionment
distribution of House seats among the states based on populat…
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American Government Congress test
Bicameral
Unicameral
Federalism
Convene
an adjective describing a legislative body composed of two ch…
an adjective describing a legislative body with one chamber
a system of government in which a written constitution divide…
to begin a new session of Congress
Bicameral
an adjective describing a legislative body composed of two ch…
Unicameral
an adjective describing a legislative body with one chamber
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American Government: Congress Quiz
House of Reps Term Length and Why
Gerrymandering
House of Reps Representation, District…
Senate Terms Length and Why
2 Years, To keep them accountable to the people
Drawing of districts to one's party advantage
435 seats apportioned based upon population... House members are…
6 Year terms, Want to be given time and space to make right j…
House of Reps Term Length and Why
2 Years, To keep them accountable to the people
Gerrymandering
Drawing of districts to one's party advantage
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American National Government- Congress
What article of the Constitution estab…
What kind of legislature did the frame…
The two houses of Congress?
How are members chosen?
Article I
Bicameral
House of Representatives and The Senate.
Vote
What article of the Constitution estab…
Article I
What kind of legislature did the frame…
Bicameral
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American Government Test Congress
Gerrymandering
17th Amendment
3 Formal Qualifications for the House…
U.S. Senate qualifications
Drawing of district boundaries to favor a political candidate…
required that U.S. senators be elected directly by the people.
Minimum age of 25,... U.S Citizen for 7 years,... Resident of state…
30 years old,... U.S. citizen for 9 years,... Resident of state you…
Gerrymandering
Drawing of district boundaries to favor a political candidate…
17th Amendment
required that U.S. senators be elected directly by the people.
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American Government - Congress Quiz
Interest Groups--purpose and goals as…
PACs
Bicameral legislature
Constituency
An organized group that tries to influence the government to…
an organization that raises money privately to influence elec…
a legislative body consisting of 2 chambers or houses
the residents in the area from which an official is elected
Interest Groups--purpose and goals as…
An organized group that tries to influence the government to…
PACs
an organization that raises money privately to influence elec…
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American Government Congress Quiz
The legislature and political parties
The legislature and political parties
The legislature and political parties
The legislature and political parties
define constituent.... those who are represented by a member of…
define apportionment.... distribution of House seats among the s…
What are some House of Representatives job requirements?... -ser…
What are some Senate job requirements?... -serve 6-year terms... -s…
The legislature and political parties
define constituent.... those who are represented by a member of…
The legislature and political parties
define apportionment.... distribution of House seats among the s…
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American Government: Congress
Bicameralism
The two houses in Congress
True or False: House Members are elect…
In the House of Representatives, size…
two houses
House of Representatives and Senate
True
state's population
Bicameralism
two houses
The two houses in Congress
House of Representatives and Senate
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American Government Chapter 10- Congress
The time period during each year in wh…
The power of the president to end a se…
People who are represented by an elect…
The power of the president to call an…
Session
Prorogue
Constituency
Special Session
The time period during each year in wh…
Session
The power of the president to end a se…
Prorogue
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American Government Ch. 12 Congress
Incumbency
Incumbent Advantages
Reapportionment
Redistricting
The state of already holding office
-stronger name recognition... -easier access to media coverage... -…
Reallocation of seats in the House of Representatives on the…
The redrawing of congressional district boundaries within a s…
Incumbency
The state of already holding office
Incumbent Advantages
-stronger name recognition... -easier access to media coverage... -…
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American Government Chapter 11- Congress
Filibuster
Majority-minority districts
Gerrymandering
Franking privilegw
A prolonged debate in the Senate that is intended to kill a b…
Congressional districts that create a political majority for…
The practice by the party controlling the state legislature o…
The power of members of Congress to send out mail free of cha…
Filibuster
A prolonged debate in the Senate that is intended to kill a b…
Majority-minority districts
Congressional districts that create a political majority for…
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American Government Ch. 11 - Congress
The Power to Tax - Purpose
The Power to Tax - Limitations
The Power to Tax - Kinds of Taxes
The Borrowing Power - Purpose
1. To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises to…
1. Congress may tax only for public purposes, not for private…
1. Direct Tax - one that must be paid directly to the governm…
To borrow money on the credit of the U.S.
The Power to Tax - Purpose
1. To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises to…
The Power to Tax - Limitations
1. Congress may tax only for public purposes, not for private…
American Government: Chapter 6, Congress
House of rep requirements and term
Senate requirements and term
Apportionment
Bills
25 or older, citizen for 7 years, and legal resident of repre…
30 or older, citizen for 9 years, and legal resident of repre…
Seats in house of reps delegated per state according to popul…
Proposed legislature that can go through a process to become…
House of rep requirements and term
25 or older, citizen for 7 years, and legal resident of repre…
Senate requirements and term
30 or older, citizen for 9 years, and legal resident of repre…
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