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gr7 ch 6, 1-4 vocab

gr 7 ch 6, sections 1-4 vocabulary

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Lt. Governor Jim Folsom Jr.
Attorney General Troy King
citizen in a voting district represented by public officials at local, state, or federal levels Constituents
most powerful leader of the House Speaker of the House
President's power to kill a bill, if Congress is not in session, by not signing it for ten day pocket veto
to accuse an official of misconduct impeach
represnetative of an interest group who contacts lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policymaking lobbyist
government projects that primarily benefits a Congress member's home state pork barrel project
Lt. Governor Jim Folsom Jr.
Attorney General Troy King
clause 18 Constituents
most powerful leader of the House Speaker of the House
President's power to kill a bill, if Congress is not in session, by not signing it for ten day pocket veto
to accuse an official of misconduct impeach
represnetative of an interest group who contacts lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policymaking lobbyist
government projects that primarily benefits a Congress member's home state pork barrel projects
laws that make an act a crime after the act has bee committed ex post facto law
created to do a special job for a limited period select or special committee
an organization with a common interest of people special interest group
tactic of delaying a vote until a bill's sponsor withdraws the measure filibuster
population count every 10 years census
oddly shaped voting district to increase voting strength of one group gerrymander
U. S. Government's Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions
Alabama Senator Richard Shelby
Alabama Representative for District 6 (Vestavia) Spencer Bacchus
clause that gives Congress the authority to whatever they need to do to carry out expressed powers clause 18
requires police to explain to a court why they are holding a prisoner write of habeas corpus
privilege allowing members of Congress to avoid paying postage on business related mail franking
help that Congress give constituents who need help dealing with the federal government casework
people from a member of Congress' home state constituent
passed by both houses of Congress and becomes law if the President signs it joint resolution
unrelated amendments tacked on a Senate bill rider
Senators can end a filibuster by a 3/5 vote in favor of cloture
to draw an irregularly shaped voting district that ensures one party's numeric superiority gerrymander
congressional powers given indirectly and not stated explicitly in the Constitution implied
system of awarding key congressional responsibilities to members of the majority party who have been in Congress the longest seniority
party from which the Speaker of the House is always drawn majority
person hired by a private group to affect lawmaker's decision making processes lobbyist
party of Congress with fewer than half the seats minority
constitutional clause giving Congres authority to stretch its powers to meet new needs elastic clause
Created by: fhershey