Chapter 6 Notes

Chapter 6 Notes - Chapter 6: Congress Necessary and Proper...

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Chapter 6: Congress Necessary and Proper Clause is the last clause of Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution. This clause grants Congress the authority to make all laws that are “necessary and proper” and to execute those laws. Proportional Representation is an electoral system in which legislative seats are awarded to candidate or parties in proportion to the percentage of votes received Gerrymandering is drawing legislative districts in such a way as to give one political party a disproportionately large share of seats for the share of votes its candidates win Political Action Committee (PAC) is a federally registered fundraising group that pools money from individuals to give to political candidates and parties Ticket-Splitting is the act of voting for candidates from different political parties for different offices- for example, voting for a Republican for president and a Democrat for senator. Casework is the activity undertaken by members of Congress and their staffs to solve constituents’ problems with government agencies Presidential Coattails is a common metaphor for the capacity of a successful presidential candidate to generate votes for other candidates further down the ticket and pull fellow partisans into office. Pork Barrel Legislation is legislation that provides members of Congress with federal projects and programs for their individual districts Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the House of Representatives. The
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Chapter 6 Notes - Chapter 6: Congress Necessary and Proper...

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