Congress - Congress Announcements Reading for Thursday...

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Congress 2/16/2010 Announcements z Reading for Thursday: Chapter 5 z Exam 1 Two points added to grade z Paper A Organization of Congress z The Constitution Bicameral How chosen z In Practice Political parties Committees
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The House z 435 members z Two-year term z Membership per state varies by population z Tend to have localized, narrow constituencies z In1789, the average representative had a constituency of 30,000; now it is 550,000. The Senate z 100 Senators z Six-year term z States represented equally (two senators) z Have broader, more diverse constituencies In the original Constitution, who were directly elected by the citizens? 1234 25% 25% 25% 25% 1. The President 2. Members of the House 3. Senators 4. All of the above
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Senate Selection z Originally chosen by state legislatures z 17 th Amendment (1913) Popular election Representational Style z Delegate- closely follow and act on the preferences of their constituents. z Trustee- act based on their own judgments when they disagree with their constituents. Would you prefer your representative act more as a 12 50% 50% 1. Delegate
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