The Senate
Membership 100 members 2 from each state Equal representation for all 50 states
Qualifications at least 30 years                                  Bill  old                             Nelson citizen o...
Term of Office Elections held in November of even numbered years Term begins Jan. 3 6 year term 1/3 are up for re-elec...
 Group work- comparing the houses Venn  Diagram   Make a venn diagram   Label one circle House of     Representatives a...
Facts about the current       congress           In the House, there are               currently 362               men and...
Racial Composition of the 112th Congress House                   Senate   White- 361              White- 96   Black- ...
Party Affiliations   House of Representatives       192 Democrats       240 Republicans       3 Vacancies   Senate   ...
 Which house has the most  diversity? Why do you think this  is? Use facts from the PowerPoint  and textbook to support y...
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  1. 1. The Senate
  2. 2. Membership 100 members 2 from each state Equal representation for all 50 states
  3. 3. Qualifications at least 30 years Bill old Nelson citizen of the U.S. for at least 9 years legal resident of the state they represent selected statewide Marco Rubio (not by district)
  4. 4. Term of Office Elections held in November of even numbered years Term begins Jan. 3 6 year term 1/3 are up for re-election every two years Most get re-elected
  5. 5.  Group work- comparing the houses Venn Diagram  Make a venn diagram  Label one circle House of Representatives and the other circle Senate
  6. 6. Facts about the current congress In the House, there are currently 362 men and 76 women. In the Senate, there are 17 women and 83 men.
  7. 7. Racial Composition of the 112th Congress House  Senate  White- 361  White- 96  Black- 44  Black- 0  Hispanic- 25  Hispanic- 2  Asian -7  Asian- 2  American Indian- 1  American Indian-0
  8. 8. Party Affiliations House of Representatives  192 Democrats  240 Republicans  3 Vacancies Senate  51 Democrats  47 Republicans  2 Independents
  9. 9.  Which house has the most diversity? Why do you think this is? Use facts from the PowerPoint and textbook to support your answer.

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