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RETEACHING ACTIVITY—ROLE AND POWERS OF CONGRESS—Chp. 5

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SECTION 1



When deciding how to vote on particular issues, members of Congress must consider

often-conflicting influences. Identify four of these influences, and discuss their

importance.


  1. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  2. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  3. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  4. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SECTION 2



Complete the following chart comparing the houses of Congress.


The U.S. Congress

House of Representatives

Senate




No. of Members







Basis of Size







Length of Term







When Elected







Required Age







Citizenship







Legal Residence







Salary




SECTION 3

The following items relate to the powers of Congress established by the Constitution. In the space provided, write E if the power is an expressed power of Congress, write H if the power is held only by the House of Representatives, write S if the power is held only by the Senate, or write D if the power is denied to Congress.
_____ 1. Grant titles of nobility

_____ 2. Punish counterfeiters

_____ 3. Call the national militia

_____ 4. Impeach federal officials

_____ 5. Establish post offices

_____ 6. Establish a system of national courts

_____ 7. Print money

_____ 8. Govern the District of Columbia

_____ 9. Hold trials on impeachment charges

_____10. Pass bills of attainder

_____11. Approve Supreme Court appointments

_____12. Regulate interstate commerce

_____13. Choose vice president under certain circumstances

_____14. Pass ex post facto laws

_____15. Borrow money

_____16. Suspend writ of habeas corpus

_____17. Tax exports

_____18. Approve treaties

_____19. Pass laws violating the Constitution

_____20. Declare war

_____21. Pass laws giving a state an unfair trade advantage

_____22. Collect taxes

_____23. Choose president under certain circumstances

_____24. Spend money without authorized legislation

_____25. Make copyright laws

_____26. Raise and maintain an army



CHAPTER 5
Section 1


  1. Personal beliefs—Congressmembers’ personal opinion about what serves the public good is at their sole discretion.

  2. Constituents—People who live in the congressmember’s district usually expect that he or she will vote in their best interest.

  3. Interest groups—These are people who share a common goal. They support legislation favorable to their goals.

  4. Party loyalty—Members of the same party share common beliefs and values and find greater strength voting as a group.


Section 2


The U.S. Congress

House of Representatives

Senate

435

100

State population

Two from each




state

2 years

6 years

Entire House elected

One third of Senate

every 2 years

elected every 2 years

At least 25 years old

At least 30 years old

U.S. citizen at least

U.S. citizen at least

7 years

9 years

Resident of the state

Resident of the state

where elected

where elected

$145,100

$145,100



Section 3

  1. D

  2. E

  3. E

  4. H

  5. E

  6. E

  7. E

  8. E

  9. S

  10. D

  11. S

  12. E

  13. S

  1. D

  2. E

  3. D

  4. D

  5. S

  6. D

  7. E

  8. D

  9. E

  10. H

  11. D

  12. E

  13. E


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