Congress Part 1

Congress Part 1 - Congress(Part 1 1 What is the basic role...

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1. What is the basic role of Congress? a. Lay and collect taxes b. Borrow money c. Establish rules of naturalization d. Coin money e. Establish post offices and post roads f. Confer patents g. Constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court h. Provide army, navy, and militia i. “…to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution…all powers vested…in the Government of the United States” 2. How is Congress organized? a. 2 houses: House and Senate i. House=population ii. Senate=2 per state b. Unit rule: person who wins popular vote gets all the electoral votes c. Bicameral legislature uncommon 3. One person, one vote? 4. What does it take to get elected? a. Money- at least 1 million b. Worry about reelection c. Party identification d. Is the seat open or is there an incumbent i. Incumbent safe? Incumbent party strong? 5. How does Congress operate? a.
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  • Fall '07
  • Rabinowitz
  • United States Congress, United States Senate, Bicameralism, Majority party leadership, g. Constitute tribunals

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