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Members of Congress represent the people living in a particular geographic area

True

2

The Great Compromise combined elements of the Virginia Plan and the New York plan.

False; Virginia and New Jersey

3

The Senate chooses the president if no candidate gets a majority of the electoral college vote

False; House

4

Each state has at least three representatives in the House of Representatives

False; One

5

The Constitution grants the House of Representatives the power to choose their officers

True

6

The Framers of the Constitution gave Representatives longer terms of office than senators

False; shorter

7

Most bills submitted to Congress die in committee and never receive the attention of Congress as a whole

True

8

Specific powers granted to Congress by the Constitution

Expressed powers

9

Like minded people who join together to influence government and it's policies

Interest groups

10

Legal document that requires a person to testify in a certain matter

Subpoena

11

Person who manages the actions and strategy of a party in the House

Floor leader

12

Strongest check on congressional power

Separation of powers

13

Spokesperson and main strategist for the majority party in the senate

Majority leader

14

Tactic by which a president may kill a bill without actually vetoing it

Pocket veto

15

Law that punishes a person without a trial

Bill of attainder

16

Power of congress to bring executive or judicial officials to trial

Impeachment

17

Distribution of House seats among the states based on population

Appointment

18

Encourages fellow party members to vote as the party leadership wants

Whip

19

Provision that bears little relationship to a bills main topic

Rider

20

Bill that sets aside funds for a specific purpose

Appropriation

21

Allows Congress to take actions needed to carry out the expressed powers

Necessary and proper clause

22

Court ordering forcing the police to present a person in court to face charges

Writ of habeas corpus

23

Each member is required to publicly state his or her vote

Roll call vote

24

Person who lives in a congress members particular geographic area

Constituents

25

Person who heads a committee in the House of Representatives

Chair

26

Long running speech meant to keep measures from coming up for a vote

Filibuster

27

Practice of drawing district boundaries for political advantages

Gerrymandering

28

One

A bill is introduced by a member of the house

29

10

A conference committee irons out differences in the House and senate versions of a bill

30

5

The bill is debated and voted upon

31

9

The bill is debated and voted upon again

32

3

The bill is pigeonholed, reported, or amended

33

8

The bill is pigeonholed, reported, or amended again

34

4

The bill is placed on the calendar

35

6

The bill is sent to the senate

36

2

The bill is sent to the appropriate committee

37

7

The bill is sent to the appropriate committee again

38

11

The bill is sent to the president

39

12

The bill is signed or vetoed

40

Total membership in the House of Representatives

435

41

Total number of senators

100

42

Number of senators from each state

2

43

Number of Representatives from Ohio

16

44

Number of Representatives from California

53

45

Number of Representatives from Texas

36

46

Number of Representatives from Florida and New York

27

47

Number of Representatives from Pennsylvania and Illinois

18

48

Vote required to pass a bill in the House

218

49

Vote required to pass a bill in the senate

51

50

Vote required to approve a treaty, declare war, override a veto, or convict in an impeachment trial in the senate

67; 2/3 vote

51

Vote required to declare war or override a veto in the House

290; 2/3 vote

52

Laws made by the will of the people come through which body of the us government?

Congress / Legislative

53

Which term refers to people who are represented by a particular member of congress?

Constituents

54

How many years is the term of a member of the House of Representatives?

2 years

55

How many senators are there from each state?

2