Government Ch. 10 Test
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Where does the constitution establish our National Legislature?
What is our national Legislature?
What does Congress do?
How many representatives are in the house?
What establishes the size of the house?
Congress set the permanent size with the reapportionment act of 1929
When are congressional elections?
The Tuesday following the first Monday in November of Even # years
When does a term of Congress begin?
at noon on January 3rd of odd # years
Why a Bicameral Legislature?
- British Parliament had 2 houses and so did a lot of states
- Bicameral was needed to compromise the New Jersey and Virginia plans
- the Framers wanted one house to check on the other and vice versa
Qualifications of the House
- must be 25 or older
- must be citizen of US for at least 7 years
- must live in the State they are elected
What is the size of the Senate?
100 because the constitution says every state gets two
What decides how many representatives a state receives?
The constitution says the House is decided based on population every 10 years after the census
Qualification for a Senator
- 30 years or older
- citizen for at least 9 years
- must live in the state they are elected
two house legislature
For congress the term is 2 years and they are numbered consecutively
suspend until the next session
presidential power to end a session when the houses cannot agree on a date to end the session
redistribute the seats in the House
congressional elections that happen between presidential elections
when someone is elected by the entire state and not from a district
districts drawn to favor one group or party
person who currently holds the office
the people and interests a person represents
owe their votes to their political party
process by which Congress, through committees, checks to see that the executive branch carries out policies that congress has set by law
allows congressmen to mail letters and other materials postage-free by using their signature for postage
Salary of a Congressman
174,000$ per year
Where is the Immunity and Speech and debate clause found in the Constitution?
Article 1 Section 6 Clause 1
protects members of Congress from non-criminal offenses while congress is in session
Speech and debate clause
protects members of congress from slander suits arising out of their official conduct
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