Flashcards in GOV 41-64 Deck (24):
On what date does Congress usually begin its’ session?
What does “Quorum” mean
What is a Quorum in the House? The Senate?
House of Representatives: 218
What journal gives a daily account of what goes on in Congress?
member of Congress cannot be sued for something he says in Congress or arrested while Congress is in session, except for series crimes. What is this protection called
Congressional or legislative immunity
Can a member of Congress hold another federal job?
Who must pass a bill before it goes to the President?
Both houses of congress
What are two things the president can do with a bill?
Sign the bill
Veto the bill
What is a pocket veto?
Fails to sign a passed bill within 10 days
How may Congress override a veto?
List the 3 powers given to Congress by the Constitution in Article
Clause 18 of Article 1 section 8 is called the "Elastic Clause". Who does it give power to, and what power does it give them?
Stretches out the powers
When did it become illegal to import slaves?
What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus? May it be denied in normal times?
Any person has the right to appear before a judge and hear the charges against him
What is an Ex Post Facto Law? Is it legal?
Any criminal law that operates retroactively against the accused
Can Congress tax goods exported from the US?
Who must approve the spending of governmental money?
May the US grant titles of nobility?
May a state make treaties with foreign countries?
May a state print money?
May a state pass a law interfering with contracts?
May a state tax imports?
May a state declare war?