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Unit 4 overview

U.S. Government Course Overview
Unit 1
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Unit 4
Unit 5
Local Government Participation Project
Final Exam Review

U.S. Government

Unit IV


The Legislative Branch  Chapters 10 & 12

Weeks 9-11  

Focus Questions


  1. What is the function of the legislative branch?


  1. How does the legislative branch operate?


  1. Describe the law making process.



A                                                         B.

Apportionment                         roll call vote

Reapportionment                                 rise to a point of order

Partisans                                               filibuster

Compensation p. 251                          standing vote

Non-salary compensation p. 252  super-majority

Strict constructionist                           quorum

Liberal/loose constructionist               committee of the whole

Legal tender                                         Senate Steering Committee

Impeach                                               House Rules Committee

President Pro-Tempore                      cloture 

Speaker of the House                          veto

Majority & Minority Leaders                        pocket veto

Whip                                                    veto override

Party Caucus


Activities                                            Readings

Writing a Bill                                         pp.238-244

Mock Congress                                  pp.245-247

Passing a Bill into Law                       pp.282-290



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