What branch did the Founders intend to have the most power?
What are the names of the two houses that make up our bicameral legislature?
How long is a term of Congress?
each term of Congress lasts for two years each term is divided into two sessions Congress remains in session until its members vote to adjourn the president can call Congress back into session
the House of Representatives has 435 members these are apportioned among the states on the basis of population each state is entitled to at least one seat
Membership of the House
What is the minimum age to serve in the House?
How long must you be citizen of the US to serve in the House?
25 years old resident of the US for at least seven years legal resident of the state that elects them
Qualifications for the House
Members of the House are elected to _______ year terms.
members of the House are elected to two-year terms elections held in November of even-nembered years 90% of all representatives are reelected
Term of Office
What is the population count taken every 10 years in the US called?
a census is taken every ten years, the last was taken in 2020 state populations will determine if representation needs to be reapportioned between the states
Reapportionment and Representation
the process of setting up new districts after reapportionment if needed gerrymandering - the political party controlling state government redistricts to gain an advantage in elections