Blast from the Past
Legislative Branch
State and Local Legislature
Lawmaking/Famous Laws
Fiscal Policy

100

This is a population count that occurs once every 10 years.
What is a census

100

What is the name of the legislative branch of the federal government? List the names of both houses.
What is Congress, House of Representatives and the Senate

100

What is the title of the presiding officer of the House of Delegates?
What is the Speaker of the House

100

Outlawed discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, or religion in any public place.
What is Civil Rights Act of 1964

100

The value of all goods and services produced and sold within the country in a given year.
What is Gross Domestic Product or GDP

200

This ammendment allows for freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of the press.
What is the first ammendment

200

How many members are in the House of Representatives?
What is 435 members.

200

Name the legislative branch on the local level.
What is County Council

200

Do most bills become laws? Explain why/why not.
What is no & they die in committee

200

Actions taken by Congress to try to manage the economy
What is taxing and spending

300

This type of government occurs when citizens vote for people to represent them.
What is a representative democracy

300

List two powers that are exclusive to the House of Representatives.
What is Impeachment, writing bills about money

300

Name the legislative branch on the state level and name both houses.
What is Maryland General Assembly, House of Delegates and the Senate.

300

Federal law which allows people to inspect school information about themselves and their children.
What is Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

300

What three factors does the government look at to determine the status of the economy?
What is GDP, CPI, and the unemployment rate

400

What is the main purpose of an interest group
What is to influence elected officials

400

List two powers that belong exclusively to the Senate.
What is impeachment trial and confirming presidential appointments.

400

If there is a loss of tax revenue, what impact will this have on state government? Provide an example.
What is a forced budget cut. Example: schools and state welfare programs will loose funding

400

What is the goal of civil rights legislation?
What is to promote equality

400

What are the three indicators of a recession?
What is high unemployment rate, high CPI (high inflation) and a low GDP (reduced productivity)

500

This type of economy has the government making all the choices about production. (They have complete control.)
What is a Command Economy

500

The necessary and proper clause allows Congress to stretch it's powers beyond the limitations of the Constitution. What is the other name for this clause.
What is elastic clause

500

What are two responsibilities of the Maryland General Assembly?
What is make laws, create state budget, amend state constitution, etc.

500

A federal law which requires all schools recieving federal funding to provide equal funds for male and female activities.
What is Title IX

500

What are the three economic goals of the U.S. government?
What is full employment, price stability, and economic growth