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Cabinet
Capital Gains Tax
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Sequestration
Carpetbagger
Case
Case Law
Cases and Controversies Requirement
Caucus
Centrist
Chamber
Checks and Balances
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Cite
Citizen
Citizenship
City Administration
City Clerk
City Council
City Councilmember
City Manager
Civic Education
Civil Law
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Civil Society
Class Action
Classical Economics
Clerk of Courts
Climate Change
Cloakrooms
Closed Primary
Cloture
Coattails
Code
Code of Federal Regulations
Cold War
Colloquy
Commander in Chief
Commerce Clause
Committee
Common Good
Common Law
Commonwealth
Community
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Concurring Opinion
Conference Committee
Confirmation Hearing
Congress
Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Budget Office
Congressional District
Congressional Record
Conscription
Conservative
Constituent
Constitution
Constitutionalism
Contempt of Court
Continuing Resolution
Controller
Coordinated Expenditure
Coroner
Cosponsor
County
County Board of Commissioners
County Executive Director
County Seat
Criminal Law
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Congress
The bicameral legislative body that is created by Article I of the Constitution and has the power to make federal laws. Congress includes the House of Representatives, with 435 members representing districts in each of the 50 states, and the Senate, with 100 members, two from each state. When the Constitution was adopted, Senators were selected by state legislators, but they are now selected by voters in their statewide elections. Members of the House serve two-year terms. Members of the Senate serve six-year terms. They establish their own rules of operation in each body. The Constitution specifies that the Vice President also serves as the President of the Senate. The powers of Congress are limited, that is they only have those powers specifically set out in the Constitution.


www.justicelearning.org, The United States Constitution, what it says, what it means, A Hip Pocket Guide (Oxford University Press)