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Congressional Elections

Congress Quiz

1. The framers intended the two houses of Congress to be different. Describe the differences.

The Senate was intended to be a body of statesmen who make choices based on wisdom and deliberation. The House of Representatives is the people’s house and is supposed to be attentive to public opinion.

2. What roles do the two houses of Congress play in impeachment?

The House impeaches an official. The Senate holds the trial and votes on conviction or acquittal.

3. What are sociological and agency representation?

Sociological representation occurs when the representative resembles his or her constituents in terms of race, religion, ethnicity, and education. Agency representation occurs when the representative acts as an agent of his or her constituents and is thrown out of office if the people do not like what he or she does.

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