Civics Chapter 5 Test

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private meetings of Republicans and Democrats occurring shortly after the opening day of each Congress
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a majority of the members
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Both the Senate and the House of Representatives can revise a bill.
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Many members of congress have had little if any experience in politics before being elected.
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Congress determines how the seats in the House are to be ___ every 10 years after the census is taken.
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the people who live in a congress member’s home district or state
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If serious problems arise after Congress had adjourned its regular session, the president may call Congress to meet in a special session.
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Formal disapproval of the actions of a member of Congress is called _____.
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powers that Congress claims under the elastic clause
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Members of congress have the ___, or right to mail official letters or packages free of charge.
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Has a majority and minority party
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Each member of the House usually serves on three to five major standing committees.
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Usually a committee chairperson is the majority party member with the most years of service on the committee.
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The number of members is based on the size of state population
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The ____ for a member of the House is 2 years.
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assists floor leaders in trying to persuade members to vote for party-sponsored legislation
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a law that sentences a person to prison without a trial
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If a representative cannot serve the entire term, the government must function with this vacancy.
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A bill is first introduced here
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state legislatures’ practice of drawing distinct district lines that favor a particular political party, politician, or group of people
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Members serve two-year terms
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states that Congress has the power “to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers”
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Both the House of Representatives and the Senate make laws.
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A(n) __ guides a particular party’s proposed laws through Congress.
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The process by which a bill becomes a law is extremely short.
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permanent committees
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Congress can raise and collect taxes, borrow money, and print and coin money.
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The party that has the most members in each house of Congress is called the ____.
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Members of Congress have ___, or legal protection.
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Can revise the content of a bill
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Members serve six-year terms
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Serious misconduct by a member of Congress may end in that person’s _____ from office.
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the presiding officer of the House of Rep.
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The powers of Congress are not limited.
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Only in special circumstances can a person go to prison without a trial.