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AEPA: U.S. Legislative Branch - Chapter Summary
Check your familiarity with the different kinds of legislative committees with the resources in this chapter. The lessons make sure you're up to speed on the following for the AEPA Political Science/American Government exam:
- The history of Congress
- The makeup and powers of Congress
- Bureaucracy and the iron triangle
- The impeachment procedure
Lessons are both text and video. After you watch any video lesson, you can make use of the video tags to easily reexamine any portion. Show your knowledge of the lessons' key terms by taking the practice quizzes that span the chapter.
AEPA: U.S. Legislative Branch - Chapter Objectives
The AEPA Political Science/American Government test is part of the certification process for this subject area in the state of Arizona. The quizzes in this chapter feature the same multiple-choice format as the exam items. Test questions that you'll come across on the legislative branch come from the United States and Arizona Government subarea, which is worth 58% of the total score. The exam as a whole consists of 100 questions and must be completed within two and a half hours.
1. What is Congress? - Definition, Powers & Structure
In this lesson, we will review what the United States Congress is. We will take a closer look at the makeup of Congress, what its powers are and what it represents.
2. The Bureaucracy and Congress: Sources of Power & Influence
In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between the bureaucracy and Congress. We will focus especially on congressional powers to create, enable, and review the bureaucracy, as well as on the Iron Triangle and issue networks.
3. The Electoral Evolution of the Congress: History & Timeline
In this lesson, we will learn about the electoral evolution of the Congress. We will take a closer look at the history behind Congress and the historical evolution of power, procedure and function.
4. The Purpose of Legislative Committees
The following lesson will discuss the purpose that small groups, or committees, have in passing laws in a legislature. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
5. Impeachment: Definition, Process & Requirements
The following lesson will cover impeachment, or the process by which the president, vice president or other civil officer can be removed from office. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
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