Chapter 9 midterm questions

Chapter 9 midterm questions - Chapter 9 1. Congress and...

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Chapter 9 1. Congress and Parliament differences i. Parliament —assemblage of elected reps. Who both pass laws and select the nations chief executive (prime minister) ii. Congress —assemblage of elected reps. Empowered to make laws but not to select chief exec of nation, people vote for individual iii. Member of Parliament by being nominated by party leaders, voters choose between parties, not personalities, parliament made up of people loyal to national party leadership iv. Member of Congress by winning both primary and general election, in which personalities override party. Made up of people who think they are independent reps of their districts and states and who will vote on their beliefs and interests 2. Framers chose to place leg. Powers in hands of a congress rather than parliament because didn’t want all powers to be concentrated in single gov’t institution, fear that cold lead to rule by an oppressive majority. Knew states would never consent to national constitution that didn’t protect their interests, so created
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course POLS 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Holy Cross (MA).

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Chapter 9 midterm questions - Chapter 9 1. Congress and...

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