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civics chapter 6

bicameral two parts
census population count taken by the census
constituent people represented
gerrymander oddly shaped district designed to increase teh voting strength of a particular group
majority party the politcial party to which more than half the members belong
minority party the political party to which fewer than half the members belong
standing committee permanent committee
seniorty years of service
expressed powers powers that congress has that are specifically listed in the constitution
implied powers clause in article 1 section 8 of the constitution that gives congress the right to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out.
elastic clause stretches it powers to meet new needs
impeach accuse officials of misconduct in office
writ of habeas corpus the court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they're holding the person
bill of attainder laws that punish a person
ex post facto law law that makes an act a crime after the act has been committed
franking privilege senators and representatives can send job-related mail without paying postage.
lobbyist people hired by private groups to influence government decision makers.
casework members of congress that act as trouble shooters for people from their home districts and states who request help in dealing with the federal government
pork-barrel project government projects and grants that primarily benefit the home district or state
Created by: cierreadouglas