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Civics Legislation

QuestionAnswer
bicameral having two branches or chambers
census an official count or survey of a population
how many years does a census occur? every 10 years
expressed powers those specifically stated in the constitution
apportion divide and allocate
reapportion assign or distribute (something) again or in a different way
constituency a body of voters in a specified area who elect a representative to a legislative body
constituent a member of a constituency
presidential veto when the POTUS denies a bill to become a law
filibuster talking a bill to death
cloture a procedure for ending a filibuster and taking a vote
speaker of the house paul ryan
gerrymandering manipulating the boundaries to favor one party or class
packing concentrating like-minded voters
cracking spreading like-minded voters
implied powers powers that are just assumed because they are logical
impeach charge a person of political power with misconduct
majority leader the head of the majority party
minority leader the head of the minority party
role of whips usually assistants of the majority/minority leaders
Created by: abova1427