U.S. Congressional Elections: History, Processes & Influences


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What is the main federal institution of the Legislative branch of the US government?

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1. What does it mean that Congress is bicameral?

2. How many representatives serve in the Senate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The U.S. Congress was designed to give citizens a voice in government through elected members who speak and act for residents in all 50 states. For an overview on Congress and congressional elections, read the lesson and test yourself with the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics covered in this quiz on U.S. Congressional elections include the following:

  • The composition of the U.S. Senate
  • The definition of bicameral
  • Length of congressional terms
  • The electoral process for members of Congress
  • The main role of Congress in government

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about U.S. Congressional elections
  • Interpreting information - make sure you understand the reasons and principles that define congressional elections
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Congress to explain the electoral process
  • Distinguishing differences - Compare and contrast elections for the Senate and House of Representatives

Additional Learning

For more facts and details, read the lesson, U.S. Congressional Elections: History, Processes & Influences. The lesson will help you with the following goals:

  • Understand the role of Congress in government
  • Describe the election process for the House of Representative
  • Assess the election cycles for the U.S. Senate
  • Explain the 17th Amendment's effect on congressional elections