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Voc.# 2 Oct. 2014

Richter-Government-Voc. #2 Oct. 2014

QuestionAnswer
Census done every ten years for population purposes and for determination of proportional representation in the House
censure to reprimand an elected official for misconduct
logrolling agreement between congressmen; You vote for my bill and I'll vote for yours
pork barrel spending the wasteful spending of taxpayers' money on projects that a benefit only a small group
elastic clause Article I Sec 8#18-gives congress authority to make any necessary and proper law (only applies to #s 1-17)
Bill of attainder declaring someone guilty without benefit of a trial
ex post facto law makes someone guilty of a crime committed BEFORE the act was made illegal
expressed powers those powers which are written in the constitution
enumerated powers Article I Sec. 8 those 18 powers
quorum minimum # of votes needed to pass legislation
redistricting the redrawing of district lines after a census in which states gain or lose representatives
reapportionment done after a census to give or take away representatives in a state based on population
concurrent powers those powers that both the states and the federal government share
reserved powers those powers that are given only to the states or people
gerrymandering done after a census to redraw district lines in order to favor one political party over the other
Created by: pennyboone