Our AP Government Game of FUN!
House of Representatives <ul><li>Elected by the people </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Congress  </li></ul><ul><li>Currently sea...
Senate <ul><li>Chosen by legislatures of the state </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Elections held eve...
Filibuster <ul><li>An assembly held by Senate </li></ul><ul><li>No time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Used to delay the action o...
Whip <ul><li>A specific type of senator </li></ul><ul><li>Helps inform a party leader  </li></ul><ul><li>Gets a feel for h...
Cloture <ul><li>Vote done by senate </li></ul><ul><li>Only procedure that has a time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Used to end a...
Majority Leader <ul><li>Member of the House </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps members in line </li></ul><ul><li>Determines party age...
Minority Leader <ul><li>Member of House </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains control of the house </li></ul><ul><li>Elected every 2...
Incumbency <ul><li>They have experience </li></ul><ul><li>They have name recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Has been in office ...
Conservative Coalition <ul><li>Controlled Congress from 1939-1961 </li></ul><ul><li>It was a combination of the Rep & Dem ...
Standing Committee <ul><li>Make up most Legislative Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Oversight responsibility </li></ul><ul><l...
Conference Committee <ul><li>Temporary Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Deals only with the most important issues </li></ul><ul...
Pork Barreling <ul><li>Type of government spending </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits member of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Brings ...
Franking Privilege <ul><li>Only available to members of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Signature required </li></ul><ul><li>No...
Census <ul><li>Taken every 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Records information concerning population </li></ul><ul><li>Sampling...
House Rules Committee <ul><li>Responsible for setting limits of debates on the floor </li></ul><ul><li>Decides which bills...
Gerrymandering <ul><li>Modification of boundaries for electoral purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Produces unusual shapes (ex: Dr...
Oversight <ul><li>Monitoring/supervising federal programs and committees </li></ul><ul><li>Implied power </li></ul><ul><li...
Pocket Veto <ul><li>Unsigned </li></ul><ul><li>Still becomes law  </li></ul><ul><li>Gives president 10 days to review bill...
Joint Committee <ul><li>Both houses of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Usually lack authority </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow jurisdic...
Line-item Veto <ul><li>Done by president </li></ul><ul><li>This action is no longer allowed </li></ul><ul><li>Veto PART of...
Pro-tempore <ul><li>Elected by Senate </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd  highest ranking official in the Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Usu...
Bicameral <ul><li>Requires a concurrent majority to pass legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>Defining feature of the classical ...
Impeachment Process <ul><li>Accused of unlawful activity </li></ul><ul><li>Removal from office </li></ul><ul><li>Has to fa...
Enumerated Powers <ul><li>Found in Article 1, Section 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Enumerates the authority granted to the US Congr...
Affirmative Action <ul><li>policies ranges from employment and education to public contracting and health programs </li></...
Necessary & Proper Clause <ul><li>Section 8, Clause 18 </li></ul><ul><li>A.k.a. Basket Clause </li></ul><ul><li>A.k.a. Ela...
Veto Override <ul><li>Example of checks and balances </li></ul><ul><li>2/3 majority vote </li></ul><ul><li>Can override a ...
Voting Rights Act of 1965 <ul><li>Occurred in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Banned literary tests </li></ul><ul><li>Outlawing dis...
Lobbyists <ul><li>Form of advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Intention of influencing decisions made by legislators. </li></ul><ul...
Speaker of the House <ul><li>The office was established in 1789 by Article 1, Section 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Second in the Un...
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  1. 1. Our AP Government Game of FUN!
  2. 2. House of Representatives <ul><li>Elected by the people </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Currently seats 435 members </li></ul>
  3. 3. Senate <ul><li>Chosen by legislatures of the state </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Elections held every 2 years </li></ul>
  4. 4. Filibuster <ul><li>An assembly held by Senate </li></ul><ul><li>No time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Used to delay the action of an issue </li></ul>
  5. 5. Whip <ul><li>A specific type of senator </li></ul><ul><li>Helps inform a party leader </li></ul><ul><li>Gets a feel for how the note will turn out </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cloture <ul><li>Vote done by senate </li></ul><ul><li>Only procedure that has a time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Used to end a debate quickly </li></ul>
  7. 7. Majority Leader <ul><li>Member of the House </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps members in line </li></ul><ul><li>Determines party agenda </li></ul>
  8. 8. Minority Leader <ul><li>Member of House </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains control of the house </li></ul><ul><li>Elected every 2 years </li></ul>
  9. 9. Incumbency <ul><li>They have experience </li></ul><ul><li>They have name recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Has been in office before </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conservative Coalition <ul><li>Controlled Congress from 1939-1961 </li></ul><ul><li>It was a combination of the Rep & Dem parties </li></ul><ul><li>It was a conservative movement </li></ul>
  11. 11. Standing Committee <ul><li>Make up most Legislative Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Oversight responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>A.K.A. Permanent Committee </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conference Committee <ul><li>Temporary Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Deals only with the most important issues </li></ul><ul><li>Resolves issues of House and Senate </li></ul>
  13. 13. Pork Barreling <ul><li>Type of government spending </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits member of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Brings money to a representatives district </li></ul>
  14. 14. Franking Privilege <ul><li>Only available to members of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Signature required </li></ul><ul><li>No postage stamp necessary </li></ul>
  15. 15. Census <ul><li>Taken every 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Records information concerning population </li></ul><ul><li>Sampling Survey (one per household) </li></ul>
  16. 16. House Rules Committee <ul><li>Responsible for setting limits of debates on the floor </li></ul><ul><li>Decides which bills are to be passed on to floor debate </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled by majority party </li></ul>
  17. 17. Gerrymandering <ul><li>Modification of boundaries for electoral purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Produces unusual shapes (ex: Dragon) </li></ul><ul><li>Synonym: Redistricting </li></ul>
  18. 18. Oversight <ul><li>Monitoring/supervising federal programs and committees </li></ul><ul><li>Implied power </li></ul><ul><li>Used greatly in Committees </li></ul>
  19. 19. Pocket Veto <ul><li>Unsigned </li></ul><ul><li>Still becomes law </li></ul><ul><li>Gives president 10 days to review bill </li></ul>
  20. 20. Joint Committee <ul><li>Both houses of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Usually lack authority </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow jurisdiction </li></ul>
  21. 21. Line-item Veto <ul><li>Done by president </li></ul><ul><li>This action is no longer allowed </li></ul><ul><li>Veto PART of an act </li></ul>
  22. 22. Pro-tempore <ul><li>Elected by Senate </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd highest ranking official in the Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Usually “most senior” senator </li></ul>
  23. 23. Bicameral <ul><li>Requires a concurrent majority to pass legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>Defining feature of the classical notion of mixed government </li></ul><ul><li>Practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Impeachment Process <ul><li>Accused of unlawful activity </li></ul><ul><li>Removal from office </li></ul><ul><li>Has to face a second legislative vote which determines conviction </li></ul>
  25. 25. Enumerated Powers <ul><li>Found in Article 1, Section 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Enumerates the authority granted to the US Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically listed constitutional powers </li></ul>
  26. 26. Affirmative Action <ul><li>policies ranges from employment and education to public contracting and health programs </li></ul><ul><li>Policies that take &quot;race, color, religion, sex or national origin&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken to increase the representation of women and minorities </li></ul>
  27. 27. Necessary & Proper Clause <ul><li>Section 8, Clause 18 </li></ul><ul><li>A.k.a. Basket Clause </li></ul><ul><li>A.k.a. Elastic Clause </li></ul>
  28. 28. Veto Override <ul><li>Example of checks and balances </li></ul><ul><li>2/3 majority vote </li></ul><ul><li>Can override a presidents veto </li></ul>
  29. 29. Voting Rights Act of 1965 <ul><li>Occurred in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Banned literary tests </li></ul><ul><li>Outlawing discriminatory voting practices </li></ul>
  30. 30. Lobbyists <ul><li>Form of advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Intention of influencing decisions made by legislators. </li></ul><ul><li>person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest or a member of a lobby </li></ul>
  31. 31. Speaker of the House <ul><li>The office was established in 1789 by Article 1, Section 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Second in the United States presidential line of succession </li></ul><ul><li>Currently Nancy Pelosi </li></ul>
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