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Chapter 8 Section 1: pp. 214-217. Members of Congress at Work Deal with many issues. EXAMPLES: child care, healthcare, military, trade.

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1 Chapter 8 Section 1: pp

2 Members of Congress at Work Deal with many issues. EXAMPLES: child care, healthcare, military, trade

3 P. 214 (Members at Work) How do members of Congress prioritize their time and meet the needs/interests of their constituents and the whole nation?

4 Representatives Number of representatives is determined by population. Constitution requires a census every 10 years Each state MUST have at least 1 representative

5 Representatives: p What is a census? How many representatives are in the House of Representatives? Can the number of representatives change? What is the average number of people who live in a district?

6 Congressional Districts Process of drawing district boundaries is controlled by state governments Alabama has 7 Representatives in the House Jo Bonner is the representative for our area ( District 1)

7 P. 216 What do representatives typically spend most of there time doing? Why?

8 Senators Each state has two Senators. Elected for 6 year terms Jeff Sessions Richard Shelby

9 p. 216 Why do senators have longer overlapping terms? What is the focus of a senator? Read and analyze chart on p. 216 (questions 1-2)

10 Requirements Representatives and senators MUST live in the state where they are elected Representatives must be at least 25 years old Senators must be 30 years old Representatives must be a citizens for at least 7 years Senators must be citizens for at least 9 years

11 p. 217 What are the salaries of representatives and senators? Analyze case study Civics and Economics


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