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Congressman
A Member of Congress
Congress
(MOC) is a person who has been appointed or elected and inducted into an official body called a congress, typically to represent a particular constituency in a legislature. Member of Parliament
Parliament
(MP) is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions. United States[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (October 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)In referring to a lawmaker in their capacity of serving in Congress the term Member of Congress
Congress
is used less often than other terms in the United States
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Patriot (American Revolution)
Patriots (also known as Revolutionaries, Continentals, Rebels, or American Whigs) were those colonists of the Thirteen Colonies
Thirteen Colonies
who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution
American Revolution
and in July 1776 declared the United States of America an independent nation. Their rebellion was based on the political philosophy of republicanism, as expressed by spokesmen such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams
John Adams
and Thomas Paine. They were opposed by the Loyalists who instead supported continued British rule. As a group, Patriots represented a wide array of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds
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Direct Election
Direct election is a system of choosing political officeholders in which the voters directly cast ballots for the person, persons, or political party that they desire to see elected. The method by which the winner or winners of a direct election are chosen depends upon the electoral system used. The most commonly used systems are the plurality system and the two-round system for single-winner elections, such as a presidential election, and party-list proportional representation for the election of a legislature. Examples of directly elected bodies are the European Parliament
European Parliament
(since 1979) and the United States House of Representatives
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Women In Congress (other)
Women in Congress may refer to:Women in the United States House of Representatives Women in the United States Senate Women in the Indian National Congress; see All India Mahila CongressSee also[edit]Women in the Senate (other) Women in Parliament (other) Women in House of Representatives (other) Women in government Assemblywomen (play) CongresswomenThis disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Women in Congress. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the
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List Of Legislatures By Country
This is a list of legislatures by country. A "legislature" is the generic name for the National parliaments and congresses that act as a plenary general assembly of representatives and that have the power to legislate
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Member Of Parliament
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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Federalism
Federalism
Federalism
is the mixed or compound mode of government, combining a general government (the central or 'federal' government) with regional governments (provincial, state, cantonal, territorial or other sub-unit governments) in a single political system
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United States Senate
Majority (50)     Republican (50)Minority (49)     Democratic (47)      Independents (2) caucusing with the DemocratsVacant (1)     Vacant (1)Length of term6 yearsElectionsVoting systemFirst-past-the-post; nonpartisan blanket primary with a majoritarian second round in 3 states.Last electionNovember 8, 2016 (34 seats)Next electionNovember 6, 2018 (33 seats)Meeting placeSenate chamber United States
United States
Capitol Washington
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List Of Current United States Senators
The United States Senate consists of 100 members, two from each of the 50 states. Below is a list of the current U.S
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List Of Current Members Of The United States House Of Representatives By Seniority
This is a complete list of current members of the United States House of Representatives based on seniority. For the most part, representatives are ranked by the beginning of their terms in office. Representatives whose terms begin the same day are ranked alphabetically by last name.[1]Contents1 Standards for seniority 2 Benefits of seniority 3 Vacancies 4 Current seniority list 5 Delegates 6 References 7 See also 8 External linksStandards for seniority[edit] Representatives who return to the House after having previously served in the House may be credited with service equal to one less than the number of terms they served. For example, Rep. Steve Chabot had previously served seven terms, from 1995 to 2009, when he was once again elected in 2010. Instead of holding seniority with others whose terms began January 3, 2011, he was credited with six terms, and holds seniority above all representatives whose terms began January 3, 1999, and after
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Congressional District
A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. Countries with congressional districts include the United States, the Philippines, and Japan. A congressional district is based on population, which, in the United States, is taken using a census every ten years.Contents1 Japan 2 Philippines 3 United States 4 See also 5 ReferencesJapan[edit] Main article: List of Districts of the House of Representatives of Japan Philippines[edit] Main article: Legislative districts of the Philippines United States[edit] Main article: List of United States
United States
congressional districtsThere are 435 congressional districts in the United States
United States
House of Representatives,[1] with each one representing approximately 711,000 people.[2] In addition to the 435 congressional districts, the five inhabited U.S. territories and the federal district of Washington, D.C
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City Council
A city council, town council, town board, or board of aldermen is the legislative body that governs a city, town, municipality, or local government area.Contents1 Australia 2 Ireland 3 Malaysia 4 New Zealand 5 Taiwan 6 United Kingdom6.1 England 6.2 Wales 6.3 Scotland 6.4 Northern Ireland7 Canada and United States 8 Bicameralism 9 See also 10 ReferencesAustralia[edit] Main article: Local government in AustraliaThis section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (May 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Because of the differences in legislation between the states, the exact definition of a City
City
Council varies. However, it is generally only those local government areas which have been specifically granted city status (usually on a basis of population) that are entitled to refer to themselves as cities
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United States Congressional Apportionment
United States congressional apportionment
United States congressional apportionment
is the process[1] by which seats in the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
are distributed among the 50 states according to the most recent constitutionally mandated decennial census. Each state is apportioned a number of seats which approximately corresponds to its share of the aggregate population of the 50 states.[2] However, every state is constitutionally guaranteed at least one seat. The number of voting seats in the House of Representatives is currently set at 435, where it has been since 1913—except for a temporary (1959–1962) increase to 437 after Alaska
Alaska
and Hawaii
Hawaii
were admitted into the Union
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Representation By Population
In politics, representation describes how some individuals stand in for others or a group of others, for a certain time period. Representation usually refers to representative democracies, where elected officials nominally speak for their constituents in the legislature
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United States Census
The United States
United States
Census
Census
is a decennial census mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States
United States
Constitution, which states: "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States ... according to their respective Numbers ... . The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years."[1][2] The United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau (officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title 13 U.S.C. § 11) is responsible for the United States
United States
Census
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