Wednesday, November 16, 2011

homework Dec. 2

Homework for Dec.2, big motha quiz, be ready

chs. 13 and 14

1. What are the 8 basic roles of the President? (354-5)

2.What are the qualifications and term for President? (356-7)

3. What are the pay and benefits for the President? (358)

4. What amendment to the Const. adjusted the line of succession to the Presidency in 1967 and what is the line of succession? (359)

5. What is the absolute length of term can a President serve? (Me, in class!)

6. What is the importance of the Vice-Presidency? (361-2)

7. What does the term Imperial Presidency mean? (392)

8. What was William Howard Taft's view of Teddy Roosevelt? (392)

9. What are the executive powers of the President? (393-6)

10. What are the diplomatic and military powers of the President? (399-403)

11. What are the provisions of the War Powers Act of 1973? (403)

12. What is a line-item-veto and what supreme court case invalidated it? (407)

13. What is a "boondoggle"? (407 and me in class)

14. What is amnesty? (408)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

bill to law cheats...


House of Reps:

Intro a bill/ first read
Hopper-give bill a number and send to correct committee
goes to committee for action
sent to subcommittee
sent back to full committee with mark-ups
discharge petition
sent to Rules Committee-set the limit for debate in the HOR.
sent to the whole HOUSE for debate
The whole HOUSE votes
Votes yes, then goes to the Senate

Intro the bill/ first read
Senates version of the hopper to decide to what committee the bill should go
goes to committee for action
sent to subcommittee
sent back to full committee with mark-ups
discharge petition
sent to the whole Senate (no Rules Committee)
debate in the "well" of the Senate
filibuster/cloture motion
Whole Senate votes yes
sent to Conference Committee to "tiddy up" the bill for the POTUS to sign.

Friday, November 04, 2011

homework for 11/10

Chapter 12

Answer the following:

1. What are the most desirous standing committee assignments in the (a) house and (b) senate? (p. 329)

2. How are the chairpersons selected for each of the committees in congress? (330)
3. What is the purpose of the Rules Committee, what does it do? (331)
4. What are select committees and what is their purpose? (331-2)
5. What is a joint or conference committee and what is their purpose? (333)
6. Where in the Const. does it state that all appropriation bills must start in the house? (334)
7. What is the difference between a bill and a resolution?
8. What is a joint resolution?(335)
9. What is a concurrent resolution?
10. What is a rider?

11. In class project! Fully explain how a bill becomes a law. That means every step a bill must pass in both houses to become law by the President's signature. READ carefully pages 335-346.