GSU POLS 1101 - Final Exam Study Guide (5 pages)

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This study guide covers lectures 16-20 on the institutions of government like the judiciary, the presidency, and the legislative.

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Georgia State University
Pols 1101 - American Government

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POLS 1101 1nd Edition Exam 3 Study Guide Lectures 16 20 Lecture 16 November 4 Enumerated powers power to tax declare war etc Congress consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives Age requirements 25 in House 30 in Senate 7 years of citizenship for House 9 for Senate 2 year terms in House 6 year terms in Senate Local representation in House state representation in Senate Direct elections for both the House and the Senate House impeaches brings charges of impeachment Impeachment trials are done in the Senate Senate can also do filibusters Filibusters are actions such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures A Vote of Closure requires 60 votes in the Senate to end a filibuster House also has the Power of the Purse which means they have the power to control money Gerrymandering is to redraw congressional boundary lines so that it benefits a certain candidate Apportionment is determining the amount of seats a state gets based on their population Redistricting is actually redrawing all the boundary lines Lecture 17 November 6 Descriptive Demographic Representation Congress is mostly perceived as a bunch of old white men Substance Representation Trustee model is a model in which constituents elect their representatives as trustees Trustees act in favor of the greater common good and interest even if it goes against the smaller interests of their constituency The Delegate model is when they elect delegates They only act as a mouthpiece for the desires of their constituency They are just a voice and do not have the same independence as trustees Standing committees have legislative jurisdiction they can consider bills and issues recommend measures for consideration monitor agencies programs and activities A Joint committee is a committee made up of members of both chambers of a bicameral legislature A Select committee is a small number of members appointed to deal with

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