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1

What was the most populous branch of congress called

House of Representatives

2

What is it called when members of different parties join together to support or defeat a particular pice of legislation

Coalition

3

Which branch of congress has equal membership in each state?

Senate

4

In witch branch of congress has equal membership for each state

Senate

5

In witch branch of congress is membership based on population?

House

6

What is the real source of power for those who hold office in house or senate?

The overall Strength and leadership

7

Who was probably the most powerful speaker of the house in history?

Joe cannon

8

Who was the first female member of congress?

Janet rankin

9

Who served as Vice President of the senate?

The Vice President of the United States

10

What was the motivation behind the push for term limits

Republicans wanted to brake the democratic hold over the senate

11

Why is it so hard to remember the presidencies between Andrew Jonson and Theodore Roosevelt

The power of congress was so great

12

What is redrawing of congressional lines to reflect population shifts?

Reapportionment

13

Wear do all revenue bills originate

House

14

Who determines the leadership of congress

Majority party

15

How many representatives are in the house

435

16

Which amendment called for direct elections of centers

17th

17

What is the most powerful position of leadership in the house?

Speaker

18

What is the most powerful position of leadership in the senate?

Majority leader

19

Which permanent committee is generally more powerful that the other those of committees

Standing

20

What type of committee is created for specific purposes, generally to investigate a specific problem or issue?

Select