American Political System_Baugher__Date__040510

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Congress - Both the senate and the house (bicameralism) - Founders Intentions - Legislative power (no king) - Bicameralism (Connecticut Compromise) - Virginia Plan - Representatives based on population (people) - New Jersey Plan - Same representatives (states) House - 435 members every 10 years count populations redistrict - Went from representing 30,000 people to 650,000 - 5 non voting members (Guam, Puerto Rico, DC) - Just a representative, can serve on committee - Elected every 2 years - Keep getting out there - Special powers - Initiate revenue bills
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Unformatted text preview: - Initiate impeachment Senate- 100 members- 6 year terms, 1/3 of them go up every 6 years- Special powers- Ratify treaties and appointments- Try impeached officials (trial) Structural Differences (district bodies)- Prestige (senate) and attention (senate)- Debates (house - more structured) (senate - can last for weeks)- Degree of specialization and use of committees- Senate more general- Less important for senate- Constituent service (House focuses more on people) D.C - should they have voting rights?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2010 for the course POSC 150 taught by Professor Mycoff during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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