House of Representatives and US Senate The House of Representatives is in the

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House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. The House of Representatives is in the second column and the Senate is in the third. House of Representatives Senate Number of members in chamber: 435 100 Members in this chamber are elected to represent what: govt state Number of members per state: 1 2 Length of members’ term: 2 6 Checks and balances the other chamber does not have: Is debate about a bill strictly controlled? Yes or no Can members debate at length about whatever bill they choose? Yes or no no yes Circle, highlight, or check the correct answer 1. Which of these statements best characterizes a difference between the House and the Senate? The House has permissive rules for debate, whereas the Senate does not. The Senate has shorter terms, whereas only one-third of House members are re- elected every two years. The House starts the impeachment process, whereas the Senate votes on impeachment. The Senate has no checks and balances on the president that the House does not have. Section 11.2 Electing Congress Define the following terms: 1. Redistricting: re drawing the lines of congressional districts Page 33 of 50
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Study Guide Survey of United States Government and Constitution 2. Reapportionment: 10 yr census that determines stte population. Disctrics are either lost or gained depending on census 3. Gerrymandering: manipulating districts to favor one party or class Supplemental Resource: How Does Congress Work? video For a closer look at the inner workings of Congress watch “ How Does Congress Work ?” This video was created by one of the course mentors. The transcript for this video can be accessed here: How Does Congress Work? Transcript . For additional practice, you can also complete the How Does Congress Work? Knowledge Check to assess your learning. Supplemental Resource: The Legislative Process video For a closer look at the legislative process watch “ The Legislative Process .” This video was created by one of the course mentors. The transcript for this video can be accessed here: The Legislative Process Transcript . For additional practice, you can also complete The Legislative Process Knowledge Check to assess your learning. For additional information, please attend one of our live cohort sessions. If you feel you still need and would like further assistance, please contact the course mentor. __________________________________________________________________________________ Chapter 12: The Presidency Section 12.1 The Constitutional Basis of Presidential Power Answer the following question: 1. Identify and describe the formal powers explicitly granted to the president in Article II of the U.S. Constitution. Serve as administrative head of nation. Act as commander in chief of the military, veto legislation,appoint officials, make/negitate treaties , Section 12.2 The Expansion of Presidential Power Mentor Note: The constitution lists several powers of the president, but presidents have expanded their powers through other means by use of inherent powers—powers claimed by the president that are not explicitly mentioned in the constitution. For example, Executive Privilege
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