Digital Democracy Contest Student Worksheet #1 - Terminology and

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                                                             Student Worksheet #1 – Terminology and Concepts

Your name: ________________________________



Terminology and Concepts: Complete the following definitions.

1. United States Congress – one of the __________________________ of our government. Composed of two
    houses – the Senate and the House of Representatives. Both senators and representatives are selected
    through __________________. Congress has several powers including making laws, regulating budgetary
    matters and __________________________________________________________.


2. House of Representatives – composed of _______ elected representatives from each state based on
    population.


3. Senate – composed of _________elected senators (two from each of the 50 states).


4. Legislator – someone who ________________________________.


5. Congressperson – member of either the ____________ or the House of Representatives.


6. Lobbyist – someone who tries to ____________ decisions made by government. Lobbyists usually work
    together in lobbying firms.


7. Industry - the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of ______________________________.


8. Revolving door – a concept describing when people ________________________ in private industry and
    jobs in government offices which ____________________ that industry.


9. Campaign contributions – money people give to elected officials. Elected officials use this money to pay for
    their campaign to be _______________________.


10. Campaign cycle – composed of _________ years. Each representative must be reelected every two years to
    stay in Congress. Each senator must be reelected every six years to stay in Congress.

				
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