Legislative Basics
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100
What is the MAIN FUNCTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH?
To MAKE LAWS
100
This law says schools must provide special services to students classified with learning disabilities?
What is the INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA)?
100
List 2 expressed powers of Congress.
Many possible answers: - Declare war - Collect taxes - Regulate interstate commerce/business - Coin money
100
What is the name of a proposed law?
A BILL
100
What is the name of Prince George’s County’s legislature?
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COUNCIL
200
What is NUMBER OF MEMBERS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES?
435
200
This law says businesses must provide equal access to all people—including disabled people?
What is the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT?
200
The name of the constitutional clause that allows Congress to make laws not specifically mentioned in the Constitution.
The NECCESARY AND PROPER CLAUSE
200
What word describes when the president rejects a bill from becoming law?
VETO
200
List 2 implied (necessary and proper) powers of Congress.
Many options exist: - Create nuclear weapons - Make civil rights laws - Provide healthcare and food assistance to poor people - Create an air force
300
This factor determines how many members a state receives in the House of Representatives.
POPULATION
300
This law prohibits the use of literacy tests, poll taxes, and other methods to prevent people from voting.
What is the VOTING RIGHTS ACT?
300
What is the name of the national population count that takes place every ten years?
The CENSUS
300
What is the name of a small group of Congressmen that debate the details of bills?
A COMMITTEE
300
What is the name of the local government agency that decides how a piece of land will be developed?
ZONING BOARD
400
List 2 ways constituents can affect the lawmaking process.
Many options: - vote - contact lawmakers via letters, email, social media, or in person - protest - inform friends and family about proposed laws
400
This law declares women must be treated equally in education and school sports programs.
What is the TITLE IX?
400
Which congressional chamber is solely responsible for approving treaties and presidential appointments?
The SENATE
400
Which groups attempt to persuade Congressmen to make bills that help their members?
INTEREST GROUPS or LOBBYISTS
400
List 2 features of a community that uses smart growth planning.
Many options exist: - preserve green space - walkable - public transportation - mixed use development
500
What is the name of Maryland's legislative branch?
The MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
500
What is the main goal of AFFIRMATIVE ACTION hiring/admissions programs?
The goal is to help groups of people who have a history of facing discrimination attain equality.
500
What is the name of the process where the national government divides how many seats each state will receive in the House of Representative?
REAPPORTIONMENT
500
What action can Congress do to approve a bill even though the President rejects a bill?
OVERRIDE a veto - need a 2/3 approval in both the House and the Senate to override a veto
500
List 2 features of a community that uses urban sprawl planning.
Many options exist: - destroy green space - homes and businesses are far apart - lots of traffic and pollution
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