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Legislative Branch Notes

Timothy Smith
Timothy Smith
Timothy SmithAssistant Principal at Larry J. Macaluso Elementary School

Legislative Branch Notes

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  • 7. “ I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a Congress.” 1776, A Musical Play
  • 8. “ It can probably be shown by facts & figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)
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  • 19. The Powers of Congress Expressed vs. Implied
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  • 32. Lobbying - the activities of a person for a pressure or interest group, usually influencing lawmakers
  • 33. The basic job of a lobbyist is to try to get a member of Congress to vote in a beneficial way toward the group the lobbyist represents.
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