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PLSC Day 7

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PLSC Day 7

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Date Created: 09/19/16
Day 7 9/7  ­Structure of Government  1. Legislative­Passes laws (congress)  2. Executive­Executes (president/cabinet)  3. Judicial­Judges (supreme court)  4. Bureaucracy  ­Bicameral Legislature  ­2 House  ­Each Unique  ­Do different things rep. different people  ­Model  ­House of commons  ­House of lords  ­Lower­people house masses  ­Upper­more elite ­(Lower vs. Upper)   ­House of Reps (age 25)  ­Lower House (people house)  ­More democratic  1. Apportioned by population  2. ­1 person 1 vote  ­435 members­ big number  ­700,00 people/ district  ­Philadelphia for ex­ 2 reps (urban/ minorities/septa) ­Local (service to district)       3.   ­2 year term­ short  ­ Scared of voters → democratic  ­All up for election at once → easy change (reflects people’s mood)       4.   ­ Strong Leadership → get stuff passed  ­Large number to organize  ­Speaker of house­ in command (Paul Ryan) ­Rules committee­only in house  ­100% staffed by speakers people  ­Terms of debate  ­Schedule­which bills? ­Whips­party discipline  ­Senate (age 30)  ­Upper House  ­More distant from masses  ­Elite  ­Slow down think  ­stop mob rule  ­Washington­tea saver  1. Appointed by state ( 2 per state)  ­Undemocratic?  ­Up to 1913­Senate elected by St. Gov. (indirect)       2.   ­ 100 Sens­Small number (1790­26) ­Whole state­usually large number of people  ­Above it all vs. interest ­Each senator more important  ­Distant from public        3.  ­Term­ 6 years (long) ­Own ideas, ignore public  ­Eventually they will see i was right (trustee)  ­Staggered terms­ hard to change         4. ­Leadership­herding cats­each senator­important  ­Weak leaders  1. ­Ceremonial­ chair VP (break tie)  ­Chair Pro Tempore (Sr.member)  2. ­Real leader ­Senate Majority Leader ­No debate limits (filibuster) 


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