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Voc. #1 Oct. 2014

Richter-Government-Voc. #1 Oct. 2014

bill proposed law
incumbent the person who currently holds the position
President Pro Tempore takes the place of the Senate president in his absence. Means president for the time
proportional representation the more people a state has, the more representatives it get in the House
Federalist Papers 85 papers written by Madison, Hamilton, Jay arguing for the Constitution my New York
Publius pen name for the writers of the Federalist Papers
strict construction someone who thought if the power wasn't written in the Constitution, it couldn't be done
loose constructionist someone who interpreted the Constitution broadly
cloture a vote to end a filibuster or call for a vote on a bill
filibuster continuous talking in the Senate in the hopes of killing or stalling a vote on a bill
pigeonhole to keep postponing a bill until it dies of neglect
Speaker of the House the most powerful leader in the House-always comes from the majority party
minority leader most powerful leader of the minority party in Congress
majority leader second most powerful leader in the House, but the most powerful in the Senate, comes from the majority party
Federalists those who wanted to see the Constitution ratified
Anti-Federalists those who opposed the ratification primarily because it didn't have a Bill of Rights
Whip floor leader in both houses of congress
constituents all the people a congressman represents
Created by: pennyboone