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ch.6 vocab


bicameral a legislature consisiting of two parts
census a population count taken by the census bureau
constituent a person from a legislature's district
gerrymander an odly shaped election district designed to increase the voting strength of a particular group
majority party in both the house of reprisentatives and the senate,the political party to which more than halfthe members belong
standing commitee permamnent committee that continues to work sessino to session in this congress
seniority years of service, which is used as a consideration for assigning comittee nenbers
expressed powers powers that congress has that are specifically listed in the constitution
elastic clause clause in article 1, section 8 of the constitution that gives congress the right to make all laws " necessary and proper" to carry out its expressed powers
impeach to accuse government officials of misconduct in office
writ of habeas corpus a court order that requires police ot bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person
bail of the attainder a law that punishes a person accused of crime without trail or fair hearing in court
ex post facto law these are laws that make an act a crime after the act has been committed
franking privilages the right of senators and representatives to sen job related mail without paying postage
lobbyist representative of an interest group who contacts lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policy making
caseowrk the work that a lawmaker does to help constitute with a problem
pork-barrel project government project grant that primarily benifets ht ehome distrect or state
joint resolution a resolution that is passed by both houses of congress
special interests group an orginazation of people with some common interests who try to influence government decisions
filibuster a tactitc
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