POLS_110_-_Lecture_15

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Chapter 8: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
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The Evolution of Congress: Intent of the Framers General characteristics of subsequent evolution House has protected the power of individual members at expense of centralized leadership Senate leaders have never had strong formal powers
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The Basic Design of Congress (Established via Compromise): Bicameral Legislature House capped at 435 members (Census Reapportionment Redistricting) Senate membership dependent upon number of states (50 x 2 = 100)
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Power of Congress: Has always been significant, but Congress has always been concerned about its authority Reassertion of congressional power in 1970’s, but fallen since Congress has never been as weak as some have alleged Presidential-congressional conflicts
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Delegated Powers of Congress: All Legislative Power Lay & Collect Duties, Imposts and Excises Pay the Debts Provide for the Common Defence and general Welfare
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