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Unit 3 Crads

UNIT 3 card for U.S. History

Legislative Branch The branch that makes the laws. Is made up of the house of represenitives and senate.
Impeachment a charge of misconduct against a public office holder.
Appropriations specific funds for specific usess.
Speaker of the House the presiding officer of the house of represenitives.
Bicameral legislators are divided into two seperate assemblies, the senate and the house of represenitives.
Vice President an official who is ranked below the president. "The adivsor" to the President.
Standing Comittee a permanent comittee that meets on a regular basis.
Majority Party a political party having electoral strength well enough to permit it and to win control of a government.
Redistricting the process of drawing electoral district boundaries in the U.S.
Re-appointment occurs when population shifts.
President Pro Tempore second highest official ranking of the Senate of the U.S.
Filibuster a senator has unlimited time to talk so a bill is not passed.
Constitutents a member of constituency. ex: Virginians to the Governer.
Census an official count of how many people are in a state, country, or even the whole world and is recorded every 10 years.
Conference Comittee a commitee apointed by the house of represenitives and the senate over disagreements on a certain bill.
Joint Session a gathering of members of two chambers of bicameral of the legisaltive of the U.S.
Implied Powers powers not specifically stated in the constituiton.
Minority Party a party whose electoral college is so small that it can't win control of the government.
Lobbyist the attempt to influence, or persaude, officals in their daily life like actions.
Checks and Balances The ability for all three branches to check on each other so that one branch dosen't get too strong.
Interest group a group that shares a common interest and work together to influence to protect and promote that interest by influencing the governement.
Cloture a procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote.
Bill a law presented to congress so if it can be a bill.
Expulsion the act of depriving of someone of membership to an organization.
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