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° Congressional Unit Overview ° ° 1. Why is Congress seen as the most powerful branch of government yet the one where the least gets done? ° Congress is seen as the most powerful branch of government because it has the power to make laws, tax, spend, and even declare war. However, not every bill becomes a law and Congress doesn’t jump into declaring war so easily which is why it may seem to get the least done. ° 2. How do congressperson's race, gender, income affect their role in Congress? ° Congress is disproportionately white and male. In the U.S., these two characters correlate strongly with wealth. As a male congressmen are seen more dominantly, more superior, more serious than women when that is not entirely true. A congressperson’s income affects their influence in the legislature. Wealth gives one power and publicity increasing possibility for reelection. ° 3. Why are congressional elections oftentimes “forgone conclusions”? What are the major incumbency advantages? Congressional elections are oftentimes “forgone conclusions” because incumbents are usually the ones who win elections. The major incumbency advantages are franking privileges, funding, lobbyists and support from their party. ° ° 4. Explain what major differences exist between the House and Senate. ° The major differences between the House and Senate are the powers, representation, years of service, and amount of members. The different number of House Reps is based on population. The House serves 2-year terms and are about representing the people directly. Every state has two senators and serve 6-year term. Senators are about representing the states
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