Jeopardy- Branches of Government Flashcards Preview

Survey of the United States Constitution and Government- C181 > Jeopardy- Branches of Government > Flashcards

Flashcards in Jeopardy- Branches of Government Deck (25):
1

Groups of members of Congress who are responsible for different policy topics

What is a standing committee

2

The state run process to alter the boundaries of Congressional districts

What is redistricting

3

The group of representatives and Senators that meet to reconcile the differences in a House and Senate versions of a bill

What is a conference committee

4

Speaker of House, majority and minority of the House and Senate

What are congressional leaders

5

Senate procedural tactic for stopping all action on a bill

What is the filibuster

6

A key and rarely used presidential check on the congressional legislation

What is the veto

7

The heads of the different departments who are among the president's key advisors

What is the Cabinet

8

A presidential action that directs the bureaucracy to do something absent of congressional legislation

What is an executive order

9

A presidential check on the judiciary

What is a pardon

10

An example of the president's legislative role and an attempt to set the legislative agenda

What is the State of the Union

11

Cabinet departments, independent agencies, government corporations, regulatory commissions

What are the different types of bureaucracies

12

The process to create regulations

What is the rule making process

13

The process by which Congress and the president monitor bureaucratic actions

What is oversight

14

The freedom to use their own expertise and experience to interpret and implement congressional legislation

What is bureaucratic discretion

15

The process for hiring bureaucrats and determining a salary that emphasizes expertise and independence from politicians

What is the civil service

16

Reliance on, and guidance by, previous court decisions

What is precedents

17

The act of interpreting acts of Congress and the president as constitutional or not

What is judicial review

18

The term for the cases a court hears; or, the cases the Supreme Court chooses to hear.

What is a docket

19

A petition for a Court to hear cases

What is a writ of certiorari

20

The reason why the Supreme Court here's some cases first, i.e. not on appeal

What is original jurisdiction

21

The person who breaks a tie both in the US Senate

Who is the Vice President

22

The process for reallocating the number of districts each state has in the House of Representatives; occurs every 10 years after the census is taken

What is reapportionment

23

The term for presidential power that comes from the presidents individual skills at bargaining

What is the power to persuade

24

The committee, in the House only, not in the Senate, that determines the specific debate details for each bill

What is the Rules Committee

25

The process for stopping a filibuster

What is cloture