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4 functions of Congress
1. Policy Representation
2. Allocative Representation
4. Symbolic Representation
working for laws that advance the economic and social interests
bringing hom the bacon!
Fielding the callss and serving specific needs for constituents
What does it take to overide a veto?
2/3 of votes from both houses
hearings and investigation called by congress
How many people are represented in each district?
Drawing lines for the dustricts to benefit a certain group
Three types of Gerrymandering
Money it takes to campain for Senate?
Money it takes to run for House?
specify policy such as agg. and justice
usually temporary to address a specific issue
both houses represent
implentation of rules, laws, and national policy
Commander in Cheif
ability to wage wars
Cheif of Foreign Policy Maker
"clarifications" of the law
issues on which we ALL agree(strong economy)
Issues with 2 sides where canidates attempt to drive a wedge in voters
issues which drive a edge WITHIN a party
defining the issues that voters should be most concerned about in an election
When president foirst enters office, Americans like them pretty well, but as the 4 years continue, they get less and less popular among the citizens
not actually written down; but precedent of what has happened in the past rules
Vocab/questions for exam 2