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1.What are constituents ? People from a representative’s district People from a representative’s district
2.What is a select committee? A committee is created to do a special job for a limited period A committee is created to do a special job for a limited period
3.What is an oddly shaped district designed to increase the voting strength of a particular group? gerrymander gerrymander
4.The president pro tempore the person who usually acts as chairperson of the __________. Senate Senate
5.What is a census? a population count taken every 10 years. a population count taken every 10 years.
6.What is filibustering? tactic of delaying a vote until a bill’s sponsor withdraws the measure tactic of delaying a vote until a bill’s sponsor withdraws the measure
7.Riders are completely unrelated __________ tacked onto a Senate bill. amendments amendments
8.Senators can end a filibuster by a __________ vote in favor of cloture. cloture cloture
9.What is a pocket veto? president ignores a bill for 10 days and Congress is not in session president ignores a bill for 10 days and Congress is not in session
10.What is the Electoral College? indirect method we use to elect the president indirect method we use to elect the president
11.How many electoral votes does each state have? the total of its U.S. senators and representatives the total of its U.S. senators and representatives
12.What is the most important role of the president? Chief Executive Chief Executive
13.What is foreign policy? nation’s overall plan for dealing with other nations nation’s overall plan for dealing with other nations
14.District courts have ____ jurisdiction, or the authority to hear federal cases first. original original
15.Appellate jurisdiction allows a court to hear appeals from a __________ court. lower lower
16.An appeals court can remand a case, that is, send it back to the lower court for __________. retrial retrial
17.__________ courts have exclusive jurisdiction over cases involving maritime law. Federal Federal
18.What is a precedent? a previous case that gives guidance to other judges hearing similar cases a previous case that gives guidance to other judges hearing similar cases
19.Any disagreements between ____ are initially heard by federal courts. State governments State governments
20.What is the job of the appeals courts? review decisions made in the lower district courts review decisions made in the lower district courts
21.The Supreme Court claimed the power of judicial review in the decision of what case? Marbury v. Madison Marbury v. Madison
22.Which opinion states the facts of the case, announces the ruling, and explains the Court’s reasoning in reaching the decision? majority majority
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