american government review final

american government review final - I. Congress Congress vs....

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Congress I. Congress vs. Parliaments Congress Parliaments - Districts - Constituent Oriented - Nomination by Primaries - Separation of Powers - More perks / staff / salary / trips - Independent Reps - Party Responsibility - Party Government - Nomination by Party Leaders - Legislature & Executive Connected - Loyal to Parties II. Evolution of Congress a. Bicameralism – Connecticut Compromise b. Legislative Dominance i. Federalist 48, 51 c. Powers of Congress i. Article 1, section 8, Enumerated and implied box p. 317 d. Constitutional Qualifications p. 232 e. Historical Trends: Centralization and Decentralization III. Periods a. Phase 1 – The Powerful House i. First 3 presidential administrations 1. Leadership in congress was provided by president and cabinet members ii. Then speaker assumed leadership and dominated the party caucus 1. Congressional caucus chose party’s presidential candidate iii. Major policy positions were debated on floor of House 1. House overshadowed senate in importance b. Phase 2 – A Divided House i. Presidential Leadership Emerged ii. Decline of congressional caucus 1.
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2008 for the course HIST 1101 taught by Professor Bolce during the Spring '08 term at CUNY Baruch.

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