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chapter 6

civics

TermDefinition
bicameral a legislature consisting of two parts or houses.
census a population count taken by the census bureau.
constituent a person from a legislator district.
gerrymander an oddly shaped election district designed to increase the voting strength of a particular group.
majority party in both the house of representatives and the senate the political party to which more than half the members belong.
minority party
standing committee
seniority
expressed powers
implied power
elastic clause
impeach
writ of habeas corpus
bill of attainder
ex post facto law.
Franking privilege
lobbyist
casework
pork-barrel project
joint resolution
special-interest groups
filibuster
cloture
voice vote
standing vote
roll call vote
veto
pocket veto