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Transcript of Scavenger Hunt
U.S. House of Representatives from our state: 9. The name of the U.S. Representative who serves our Congressional District: 10. A picture of the United States Representative who serves our Congressional District: 11. A picture or map of the state with the most U.S. Representatives: 12. A picture or map of one of the states with the fewest U.S. Representatives: 13. A political cartoon that relates to Congress: 14: A newspaper article that relates to Congress with a 3-5 sentence summary of the article in your own words: Congress has decided to generously put it's collection of extremely old and rare baseball cards online for the public eye to see. After being preserved by card collector Benjamin K. Edwards, they were later given to Carl Sandburg. 15. The length of time a U.S. Senator can stay in office and requirements for becoming a Senator: Years: Requirements: 16. The length of time a U.S. Representative can stay in office and requirements for becoming a Representative: Length of time:
2 years. However, someone can be elected numerous times. Requirements:
17. The current salary of a U.S. Senator and a U.S. Representative:
For a Senator: $174,000 (as of 2011)
For a Representative: $174,000 (as of 2011) 18. Two examples of famous legislation (laws) Congress has passed with explanations in your own words of what this legislation does or did: The National Voting Rights Act of 1965:
The National Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a historic piece of legislation in the United States that banned discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread discrimination of African Americans in the United States. The Civil Rights Act of 1964:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed big ways of discrimination against blacks and women, and ended racial segregation in the United States. 19. Two examples of famous Congresspeople with explanations in your own words of why they were famous or what they were known for: John Quincy Adams: Only President ever to finish his term and then be elected to the House of Representatives, where he served 15 years.
Henry Clay: Elected Speaker on his first day as a Congressman. 20. The system for how states are represented in the House of Representatives and the Senate - explain this in your own words! There are 435 seats in the House. Every 10 years, after the census, they are apportioned to each state based on population.
In the Senate, each state get two senators.