STUDY GUIDE FOR THE FINAL EXAM
Monday/Wednesday Class: 12/20----Notice the change due to the Snow Day
Just to repeat; M/W Final exam will be Monday 12/20--I'm sorry for any confusion
Wednesday Night Class: 12/15
This study guide has been FINALIZED
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Camtasia Classroom Recordings
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Congress-How a bill becomes a law
2. In Committee
o Hearings & Markup
3. On the Floor
o Earmarking (Pork-Barrel Projects)
4. In Conference
5. Back to the Floor for a vote
6. Send to the President
o Veto Override
These items were not covered in lecture, but are found in the text and are could be the basis of one or more multiple choice questions:
One of the following will be chosen at random the day of the exam:
1. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. The essay should focus on the following topics: qualifications, organization of leadership, and Constitutional powers. Overall, which do you believe to be the more powerful of the two? Explain.
2. Explain and evaluate the process by which a bill becomes a law. List and explain the six steps that are included in this process in both the House of Representatives and Senate. Overall, how would you evaluate this system? Does it work well/poorly? Explain.
3. Describe and evaluate four of the five roles/functions of the Presidency as discussed in class. Overall, what do you believe is the single most important role/function the President fulfills? Explain.