GITELSON CHAPTER 10:  CONGRESS MATERIALS (F19)

 

  M1.   What are the two houses of the U.S. Congress?

  M4.   How many U.S. Senators are there?

  M5.   How many members of the U.S. House of Representatives are there?

  M6.   How long is the term of U.S. Senators?

  M7.   How long is the term of members of the U.S. House of Representatives?

  M8.   How many U.S. Senators are elected from each state?

  M10  What area does a U.S. Senator serve?

  M14.  How many people serve in the U.S. Congress?

 

 

LEGISLATORSóCONGRESS AND CALIFORNIA (BX)

 

  X1.   How many members serve in the U.S. Senate?

  X2.   How many members serve in the U.S. House of Representatives?

  X6.   What is the name of the area a U.S. Senator serves?

  X10.  Members of the U.S. Senate serve __________ year terms and members of the

           U.S. House of Representatives serve __________ year terms.

  X11.  There are __________ members in the California State Legislature.

  X12.  There are __ members in the United States Congress.

  X13.  Members of the California State Senate serve __________ year terms,

           and members of the California State Assembly serve __________year terms.

  X20.  In total, there are __________ members in Congress and __________ members in the California State Legislature.

 

 

 

LEGISLATORSóCONGRESS (22)

 

STRUCTURE, MEMBERSHIP, TERMS OF OFFICE, AREAS SERVED BY MEMBERS (PAGE 838F)

 

The branch of the government of the United States that makes laws is separated into two houses, also called chambers. One house is called the United States Senate and its members are called U.S. Senators. The other house is called the United States House of Representatives and its members are called Representatives, Congressmen, Congresswomen, or Congresspersons. Together these two houses are known as the United States Congress, or more often just Congress.

 

There are 100 Senators in the U.S. Senate, two from each of the fifty states in the United States. U.S. Senators are elected to six year terms and serve the entire state from which they are elected. Each resident of a state is represented by two U.S. Senators.

 

There are 435 Congresspeople in the U.S. House of Representatives. There is at least one Congressperson elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from each state, but states with large populations, like California, have many more. Each member of the House of Representatives is elected to a two year term and represents one Congressional District (CD). Each resident of a state is represented by one member of the House of Representatives.

 

Every resident of every state in the United States is represented in the U.S. Congress by three people; two U.S. Senators and one member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

L1.   What are the two houses of the U.S. Congress?

L4.   How many U.S. Senators are there?

L5.   How many members of the U.S. House of Representatives are there?

L6.   How long is the term of U.S. Senators?

L7.   How long is the term of members of the U.S. House of Representatives?

L8.   How many U.S. Senators are elected from each state?

L10. What area does a U.S. Senator serve?

L14. How many people serve in the U.S. Congress?