Legislature: National and State Levels—Vocabulary/Districts/Law Makers 1.6

 

VOCABULARY:

The United States Congress consists of two houses, the United States Senate (Senate) and the United States House of Representatives (House).  There are 100 U.S. Senators, who each serve their respective states for terms of 6 years.  The House of Representatives consists of 435 Representatives,  each chosen from one Congressional District (C.D.).  Their term as Representative lasts 2 years. In California’s State Legislature, there are also two houses: the State Senate and the State Assembly.  Each of California’s 40 State Senators serves one Senate District (S.D.) for a term of 4-years.  There are 80 Assemblymembers (Assemblymen and Assemblywomen California’s State Assembly, selected from each Assembly District (A.D.), serving a term of 2-years

 

After typing my address on the “Find My Districts”screen, I found that the screen lists

U  The _____th C.D. as my Congressional District

V. The _____th S.D. as my Senate District

W. The _____th A.D. as my Assembly District

X. Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District as my school district.

Y. Los Angeles Community College District as my community college district

Z. City of Rancho Palos Verdes as my city (NOT ALWAYS GIVEN)

 

After clicking on the "Roster" at the bottom of the "Find My Districts", I found: that

101. ___________________ (D) is my U.S. Representative serving the 36th Congressional District (C.D.)

102. ___________________ (D) is my California State Senator serving the 27th Senate District (S.D.)

103. ___________________ (D) is my Assembly member serving the 54th Assembly District (A.D.)

 

EXAMPLE FROM 2000: live in Torrance, California, in the 36th U.S. Congressional District.  My lawmakers in the federal legislature are U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D) and U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D)and Congressman Steven T. Kuykendall (R) in the House of Representatives, from the 36th Congressional District (C.D.).

In the State legislature, my lawmakers are State Senator Debra Bowen (D), from the 28th Senate District (S.D.) and State Assemblyman

George Nakano (D), from the 53rd State Assembly District (A.D.).

 

PERSONALIZE IT FOR 2001 by filling in the blanks:

I live in the City of ____________________ California, in the __ Congressional District (___).  My lawmakers in the federal legislature are U.S. Senator ________________ (D) and U.S. Senator ___________________________ (D),  and Representative ___________________________ (__) in the House of Representatives, from the ___th _________________________________ (___).  In the state legislature, my lawmakers are

State Senator________________________ (D), from the ___th __________ ________________ (___) and Assembly(man or woman) _____________________________ (___), from the 54th State Assembly District (___).

 

 

Legislature: National and State Levels—Vocabulary/Districts/Law Makers 1.7

 

The United States Congress consists of two houses, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.  There are 100 U.S. Senators, who each serve their respective states for 6-year terms.  The U.S. House of Representatives consists of 435 Congressmen and Congresswomen, one chosen from each Congressional District, or C.D.  The Congressman or Congresswoman serves the Congressional District for  2 year terms..

 

In the California Legislature, there are also two houses, the State Senate and the State Assembly.  In California each of the 40 State Senators serves one Senate District (S.D.) for a 4-year term.  There are a total of 80 Assemblymen and/or  Assemblywomen in the State Assembly, selected from each Assembly District (A.D.), serving  for a 2-year term.

 

MODEL:

The United States Congress consists of two houses, the United States Senate (Senate) and the United States House of Representatives (House).  There are 100 U.S. Senators, who each serve their respective states for terms of 6 years.  The House of Representatives consists of 435 Representatives, each chosen from one Congressional District (C.D.).  Their term as Representative lasts 2 years.

In California’s State Legislature, there are also two houses: the State Senate and the State Assembly.  Each of California’s 40 State Senators serves one Senate District (S.D.) for a term of 4-years.  There are 80 Assemblymembers (Assemblymen and Assemblywomen) in California’s State Assembly, selected from each Assembly District (A.D.), serving a term of 2-years.

 

Personalize it FOR 2001 by changing the names where necessary

I live in the 36th Congressional District.  Jane Harman (D)  is my Representative in the House of Representatives.  My current U.S. Senators are Barbara Boxer (D) and Diane Feinstein.

       

In the State Legislature my lawmakers are Betty Karnette (D) in the State Senate (because I live in the 27th Senate District, abbreviated S.D.), and Alan Lowenthal in the State Assembly ( because I live in the 54th Assembly District, abbreviated. A.D.)

 

 

After typing my address on the "Find My Districts"

screen, I found that the screen lists:

 

A. Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District as my school district.

B. Los Angeles Community College District as my community college district

C. City of Rancho Palos Verdes as my city (NOT ALWAYS GIVEN)

 

After clicking on the "Roster" at the bottom, I found:

D. Jane Harman (D) is my U.S. Representative serving the 36th Congressional District.

E. Betty Karnette (D) is my California State Senator serving the 27th Senate District.

F. Alan Lowenthal (D) is my Assembly member serving the 54th Assembly District.