American Government ch 11

0.0(0) Reviews
Report Flashcard set

Spaced Repetition

spaced repetition





Practice Test



20 Terms
😃 Not studied yet (20)
a population count
the regular period of time during which Congress conducts business
the length of time officials serve after an election
bring charges against an official in high office
the act of drawing congressional districts to the advantage of the political party that controls the state legislature
a tactic of "talking a bill to death" while preventing it from going to a vote
expressed powers
powers granted expressly in the Constitution
implied powers
granted by reasonable deduction from the expressed powers
continuous body
all of the seats are never up for election at the same time
members who head committees in each chamber of Congress
conference committee
a temporary, joint body, created to iron out the differences between bills passed by the House and Senate before they're sent to the President
standing committee
permanent committees in Congress to which bills of a similar nature can be sent
select committee
panels established to handle a specific matter and usually exist for a limited time
senate qualifications
- at least 30 years old - a US citizen for at least 9 years - inhabitant of the state they're elected to
house qualifications
- at least 25 year old - a US citizen for at least 7 years - an inhabitant of the state they're elected to
duties of the house
- sole power to impeach officials of high office - power to create tax laws
duties of the senate
- holds impeachment trials - approves presidential nominations
powers of congress
- expressed powers listed in Article 1, Section 8 - implied powers located in the "Necessary and Proper Clause" - inherent powers come from being and running a country
strict constructionist
Congress should be able to exercise only its: expressed powers and those implied powers absolutely necessary to carry out those expressed powers
liberal constructionist
believe in a broad construction of the powers given to Congress