UGA POLS 1101 - POLIsci Study Guide 2 (2 pages)

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Pols 1101 - American Government

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Basic structure laid out in the Great Compromise Representation more seats in the House smaller districts Senate states Basics of the House 25 years old to run Must be a resident of the district Must be a citizen for 7 years Popularly elected Two year terms Appointed on basis of population Basics of the Senate 30 years old to run Must be a resident of the state Must be a citizen for nine years before o Originally chosen by state legislatures 6 year terms 2 senators per state Originally represented the state governments now elected by the people Powers of Congress Article I Section 8 Authorizes Congress to impose taxes coin and borrow money regulate interstate and foreign commerce and spend money for the common Defense and general Welfare Clause authorizing Congress to make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States or in any Department or Officer thereof Necessary and Proper Clause Elastic clause because it stretched the powers of Congress Congressional Authority Foreign Affairs President is commander in chief but only Congress can declare war raise and finance an army and navy and call out the state militias The Senate ratifies treaties and confirms presidential appointments of ambassadors Distributing power final compromise required merely that bills raising revenue originate in the House with the Senate having an unrestricted right to amend them Congress does not have exclusive authority over legislation Breakout Review Chapters 6 9 CONGRESS Chapter 6 Party System seniority as well Filibuster Unanimous consent agreements Cloture Gerry mandering Majority Leader Whip Speaker House Seniority Rule Committee System Adhoc Committee Conference Committees get together to make sure everyone agrees on the uniform format of the bill before it gets to the president Joint Committee Select Committee Special Committee Standing Committee



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