AG chapter 10

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AG chapter 10
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Chap 10 AG
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  1. Funtion of Congress
    take public will and make it into law
  2. Bicameral Legislature has how many houses?
    2
  3. Why does the Bicameral Legislature have 2 houses?
    • Historically-paliament has 2 houses
    • Practically-solve dispute between big and small states
    • Theoretically- checks and balances
  4. Congress
    • Term- 2 years
    • Begins @ noon, Jan 3rd in odd years (20th amendment)
    • 2 sessions per term 
  5. House of Representatives 
    • size- 435 seats
    • term- 2 years 
  6. Qualifications for hosue of Representatives
    25 years old, citizen 7 years, resident of state elected 
  7. Senate
    • Size- 100 seats
    • Term- 6 years
  8. Qualification for Senate
    30 years old, citizen for 9 years, resident of state elected
  9. Reapportionment Act 1926
    Set permanent number of Hosue of Representatives to 435.
  10. Pay of House and Senate
    $174,000
  11. pay of Majority and Minority leaders
    $193,400
  12. Pay of Speaker of the House
    $223,500
  13. 3 compensations 
    Travel Allowence, Housing Allowence, Office Allowence, Health Insurance
  14. Privileges
    • Cant be arrested going to or from session
    • Cant be held liable for things said in chambers
  15. 20 Amendment
    End of prohibition
  16. 21st Amendment
    Presidnet cannot be elected more than twice
  17. 23rd Amendment 
    Presidential electors for the distric of Columbia 
  18. 24th Amendment
    Right to vote in federal elections, no tax on voting
  19. 25th  Amendment
    Vice President becomes President if President unable to serve
  20. 26th Amendment 
    right to vote when 18
  21. 27th Amendment
    limits congress power to fix salaries 

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