civics test chapter 7+8

  1. 1 argument for 1 argument against minimum wage
    • for- increases low income
    • against- more money for buisnesses
  2. how does a bill become a law?
    • 1. introduced by a member of congress
    • 2. through a committee
    • 3. to the floor for a vote
    • 4. goes to either house or senate opposite where started
    • 5. confrence committee
    • 6. final approval
    • 7. president
  3. What are 3 leadership positions?
    • 1. speaker of the house
    • 2. president of the senate
    • 3. floor leaders
  4. what are 5 powers of congress?
    • 1. Collect taxes
    • 2. Borrow money
    • 3. Regulate trade
    • 4. Make laws
    • 5. Declare war
  5. what are 3 differences between the house and the senate?
    • 1. senate has 6 year terms representators have 2 year terms
    • 2. There are 435 representators and 100 people in the senate
    • 3. all represenators and only one third senate up for re-election
  6. What are the requirements to become a representive?
    • 1. must live in the state you represent
    • 2. must be at least 25 years old
    • 3. must be a citizen for at least 7 years
  7. What are 3 requirement to become a senator?
    • 1. must live in the state you represent
    • 2. must be at least 30 years old
    • 3. must be a citizen for 9 years
  8. What was the desission of the brown v board of education?
    That the town needs to allow her to go to the school that is 3 blocks away from her home.
  9. what was the issue in Brown v. board of education?
    The issue was that this girl was not allowed in a school 3 blocks from her house she had to go to the other side of town.
  10. What was the desision plessy v. Ferguson?
    The dessison of plessy v. Ferguson was ruled that Lousiana didnt violate the 14th amendment.
  11. What was the issue in plessy v. ferguson?
    Plessy says that ferguson is not having eaqual segregations.
  12. How the 13th amendment was revised
    Dred Scott wanted to reverse the 13th amendment
  13. 16th amendment
    Income tax
  14. 15th amendment
    Voting rights for african americans men.
  15. 14th amendment
    citizenship and civil right
  16. 13th amendments
    Abolitition of slavery
  17. 12th amendment
    separate voting for president and vice president
  18. 11th amendment
    Lawsuits against states
  19. what does cloture mean?
    An agreement by three fifths of the members of the senate to end the debate on a bill and allow a vote on it.
  20. what does filibuster mean?
    The use of long speeches to prevent a vote on a bill in the senate.
  21. what does pocket veto mean?
    A way in which the president can veto a bill by pocketing
  22. what does president pro tempore mean?
    An officer who presides over the senate when vice president is absent.
  23. what does speaker of the house mean?
    the presiding officer of the house of representatives.
  24. Whats does lobbyists mean?
    people who represent interest groups
  25. What does Consituents mean?
    The people a member of congress represents
  26. what does affirmative action means?
    Steps to counteract the effects of past racial discrimination and discrimination against women.
  27. What does Segregation mean?
    serparation, as in a serparation of one racial group from another.
  28. What does poll tax means?
    Afee to vote.
  29. what does suffrage mean?
    The right to vote.
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