Chapter 8 Definitions

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Chapter 8 Definitions *constituents- the residents of a congressional district or state *reappointment- the assigning of Congress of congressional seats after each census, state legislatures reapportions each legislative district *redistricting- the redrawing of congressional and other legislative district lines following the census, to accommodate population shifts and keep districts as equal as possible in population *gerrymandering- the drawing of legislative district boundaries to benefit a party, group, or incumbent *safe seat- an elected office that is predictably won by one party of the other, so the success of that party’s candidate is almost taken for granted *incumbent- the current holder of elected office *earmarks- special spending projects that are set aside on behalf of individual members of congress for the constituents *bicameralism- the principal of a two house legislature *enumerated powers- the powers explicitly given to Congress in the Constitution *speaker- the preceding officer in the House of Representative, formally elected by the House but actually selected by the majority party
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course POLS 110 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '10 term at Saint Louis.

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