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Illinois State University
Pol 106 - United States Government and Civic Practices

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POL 106 1st Edition Exam 3 Study Guide Lectures 13 19 Lecture 13 October 21 What is casework Legislative work on behalf of individual constituents to solve their problems with government agencies and programs What is partisanship What is hyperpartisanship Partisanship is the loyalty to a party that helps shape how members see the world how they define problems and how they identify appropriate solutions Hyperpartisanship is a commitment to a party so strong that it can transcend other commitments leading members to choose party over constituent or over the national interest What is reapportionment A reallocation of congressional seats among the states every ten years following the census What is redistricting What is gerrymandering Redistricting is the process of redrawing of district lines in states with more than one representative carried out by state legislators or commission Gerrymandering is redistricting to benefit a particular group What is a standing committee Permanent committees responsible for legislation in particular policy areas What is the house rules committee Determines how and when debate on a bill will take place no rules committee in the senate Which house has limitations for debates The House of Representatives Does the Senate have rules for debate about bills The senate has no limitations for debates about bills What is a filibuster How do you break them Senator s talk a bill to death to kill time and prevent it from passing It can be broken with a cloture vote of 60 or more senators Lecture 14 October 23 What is the double expectations gap The gap between presidential promises and powers of the office What is required to override a veto 2 3 majority vote in each house What is an executive order Clarification of congressional policy issued by the president and having the full force of law What is the President s role in the military He is the commander and chief as the civilian head of military Lecture 15 October 28 What is the President s

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