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Unit 3 Vocabulary

Unit 3 Flashcards For Civics

TermDefinition
Constituents People in Congressional Districts
Redistricting The process of redrawing the boundaries of districts
Joint Sessions When Senators and reps. meet together. Usually for the presidents state of the union address
Standing committee Permanent Comittee that specializes in a particular topic
Bill A proposed law
President Pro Tempore President of the Senate for time being. This happens when vice President is absent.
Speaker of the house Leader of the house of representatives
Conference Committee A Joint Committee that help members in the senate and the house of representatives work together.
Vice president Leader of the senate.The person who votes the senate in case of tie.
Majority Party The party with the most members in congress.
Minority party The party with the least members.
Interest Groups Group of people who work together for similar interests or goals
Bicameral A 2 house legislative
Expressed powers Powers listed in article 1 of the constitution
Expulsion To force a member of congress to leave because of wrong doing or dishonesty.
Appropriations Funds (Money) for a specific use
Reapportionment The redistribution of legislative seats.
Lobbyists People who represent interest groups
Checks and balances A system in which each branch of government is able to limit the power of the other 2 branches
Filibuster Freedom by senators to kill a bill by continuously talking until the bill is withdrawn.
Cloture This limits a Senator to debate for a hour. For it to be used, 60 senators must vote.
Census A process for counting a nations population. US census is completed every 10 years.
Implied Powers A power not expressly named for this constitution
Legislative Branch The branch of government that makes the laws.
Impeach To accuse an Official of wrong doing
Created by: Shyhiem13