Lesson Plan Two Power Point Lb22

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Lesson Plan Two Power Point Lb22

  1. 1. Statistics of Congress
  2. 2. The 110 th Congress <ul><li>Currently in The House of Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><li>435 Members </li></ul><ul><li>4 Delegates </li></ul><ul><li>1 Resident Commissioner </li></ul><ul><li>Party Divisions </li></ul><ul><li>233 Democrats </li></ul><ul><li>198 Republicans </li></ul><ul><li>0 Independents </li></ul><ul><li>4 Vacancies </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Currently in the </li></ul><ul><li>US Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Membership 100 Senators (Vice President votes in case of a tie) </li></ul><ul><li>Party Divisions 49 Democrats </li></ul><ul><li>49 Republicans </li></ul><ul><li>2 Independents </li></ul>
  4. 5. Race & Ethnicicity <ul><li> The House The Senate </li></ul><ul><li>White 364 White 94 </li></ul><ul><li>Black 40 Black 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic 23 Hispanic 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Asian 5 Asian 2 </li></ul>
  5. 6. Former Occupations of House Members <ul><li>Law 217 Medicine 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Public Service 195 Broadcasters 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Business 193 Accountants 5 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Personal & Political Backgrounds <ul><li>The 535 members of Congress are not a representative cross section of the American people </li></ul><ul><li>The average member is a white male in his early 50s </li></ul><ul><li>The median age of members of the House is just over 56 and in the Senate 61 years old </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>There are more women today in congress then ever before and are quickly moving up in the ranks. Example, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Democratic from California </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly all members are married </li></ul><ul><li>with an average of two children </li></ul><ul><li>Only a few members claim to </li></ul><ul><li>have no religious affiliation </li></ul><ul><li>60% Protestants 30% Roman Catholics 6% Jewish </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Over a third of the member in the House were lawyers </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly all members went to college over 4 out of 5 with college degrees and many of those with degrees have an additional advance degree </li></ul><ul><li>Most Senators and House members were born in the state they represent only a small portion were born outside the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Most members of Congress have considerable political experience with most on a second, third or forth term </li></ul><ul><li>Several Senators are former governors or have worked in other area of the federal government </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>So then what does all of this mean? </li></ul><ul><li>How do all of this statistics play into the job of what is means to be a US Congress Member? </li></ul><ul><li>Your goal is to spend some time looking in Chpt.10 Sec 4 to come up with some highlights of the job of a congress member for your congress book, be sure and look at the compensation members receive for all their hard work </li></ul>
  10. 11. Homework Topics <ul><li>The Civil Rights Act of 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>The National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) </li></ul><ul><li>The Taft-Hartley Act </li></ul><ul><li>The Volstead Act </li></ul><ul><li>The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 </li></ul><ul><li>The Tax Reduction Bill of 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Freedom Restoration Act </li></ul><ul><li>Smith Act of 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>SEC Act of 1933 and 1934 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Security Act </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation Act of 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Education Reform Act of 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>USA Patriot Act of 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>You are to pick one of the topics on the left </li></ul><ul><li>Research the topic in the text book or online </li></ul><ul><li>Write a one page paper which summaries the Act, why congress chose to implement this Act, and how had it been perceived in America over the years </li></ul>

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