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Requirements to be a part of the house and senate?

house: citizen for 7 years, 25 years old, must live in state running for. 2 year term
Senate: citizen for 9 years, 30 years old, must be resident. serves 6 years.


reasoning for difference in requirements between senate and house

The Senate has more power, and they serve longer so they want them to be a citizen and have a little more experience


Why is there a senate?

To slow down the process of making laws. This way dumb laws aren't being passed and more people are reviewing the laws


Organization of the House of representatives

435 members. A speaker of the house has the most power out of them. It include majority and minority leaders, Rules committee, and 3 options when a bill comes up. (Closed, open, restricted)


Difference between closed, open, and restricted bills

closed: amendments cannot be offered
open: amendments can be offered from this bill
restrictive: says only certain kinds of amendments can be made out of it


Organization of the Senate

equal representation in states. Vice President is (in charge) but he isn't there on a day to day basis. Pro Tempore is the next man in line which is based on seniority.


Standing committee (congressional)

permanent committee that deals with agriculture and budget


Select committee (congressional)

Is not there permanently. only there to investigate the accountability of a party


Joint committee (congressional)

comprised of both senate and house. Oversees day to day duties and discusses issues to try to make it satisfy both parties


voting behaviors of members of congress (3)

Representative view, attitudinal, organizational


Representative view

represent the people to vote


Attitudinal view

represent their own issues on the subject


organizational view

voters that depend on the party that they follow


built in conflict

This refers to the fact that what is in the national interest is not always in the interest of the voters in a state


Missouri limits for age for senate and house

24 for house 30 for senate


4 requirements of energy for the president

Unity, Duration, Dealing with Pay (adequate prevision of pay), competent powers


Duration (energy)

how long the office term will be held for


Adequate previson of support (energy)

This says that the president should be paid the highest among anyone in government


compentant powers (energy) 4 of these

1. commander in chief of military (declare war and oversee it)
2. chief executive
3. chief diplament
4. legislative authority (veto)`


Unity (presidental energy)

want just one president


president today compared to 19th century

in the 19th century the president didn't really do much


two presidencies thesis

says that the president has to deal with both domestic and foreign polices `


domestic policy

This says the president has to deal with congress and voters and such when trying to pass a law


Foreign policy

the president can pretty much do what he wants regarding this


Reason for electoral college ?

Because low information voters would usually vote for name recognition which come from big states


War Power act of 1973

states that the president must consult to congress before admitting troops to that war. 2.) Once the troops commit, the president has 48 hours to consult congress and 3.) the president has 60 days (plus 30) to send troops into war


formal and information requirements of becoming president

citizen for 14 years, 35 years old, American born citizen


Requirements to be Missouri governor

requirement is 30 years old, and can serve 2 terms (four years each), resident of state


Missouri has a plural executive, what does that mean?

This means that Missouri executives are members from both parties


five parts to the Missouri plural government

Lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor