VU TEST 2 STUDY LIST

VU TEST 2 STUDY LIST - FALL 2008 GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE-...

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FALL 2008 GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE- STUDY LIST FOR TEST 2 Chapter 11- Congress (1) Reapportionment- # of districts in each state, based on census every ten years, 1 district=650,000 people (2) Pocket Veto- veto exercised by President after Congress has adjourned, wait 10 days, do nothing and the bill becomes dead (3) Conference Committee- a committee appointed by the presiding officers of each chamber to adjust differences on a particular bill passed by each in different form (4) Seniority Rule- assigns the chair of a committee or subcommittee to the member of the majority party with the longest continuous service on the committee (5) Delegate versus trustee role- Delegate is expected to vote based on view of the people he represents, while trustee is expected to vote based on what is best for nation (6) Elastic clause (7) Filibuster- procedural practice in senate whereby a senator refuses to give up floor and thereby delay proceedings and prevents vote on critical issues (8) Safe seat- an elected office that is predictably won by one party or the other, and the success of that party is taken for granted (9) Rider- a provision attached to a bill – to which it may or may not be related, used to have higher chance of getting passed (10) How many House seats in the 2008 election were considered competitive?- no more than 100 (11) What factors were involved in the Democratic gains for Congress in the 2008 elections?- large number of Republicans retired from Congress rather than seek reelection (12) Make sure you understand the discussion of “ideology” and “party” under the section “Making
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course PSCI 100 taught by Professor Oppenheimer during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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