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  1. Chapter 8 Section 1: pp. 214-217

  2. Members of Congress at Work • Deal with many issues. EXAMPLES: child care, healthcare, military, trade

  3. P. 214 (Members at Work) How do members of Congress prioritize their time and meet the needs/interests of their constituents and the whole nation?

  4. Representatives • Number of representatives is determined by population. • Constitution requires a census every 10 years • Each state MUST have at least 1 representative

  5. Representatives: p. 214-215 • What is a census? • How many representatives are in the House of Representatives? • Can the number of representatives change? • What is the average number of people who live in a district?

  6. Congressional Districts • Process of drawing district boundaries is controlled by state governments • Alabama has 7 Representatives in the House • Jo Bonner is the representative for our area ( District 1)

  7. P. 216 • What do representatives typically spend most of there time doing? • Why?

  8. Senators Jeff Sessions Richard Shelby • Each state has two Senators. • Elected for 6 year terms

  9. p. 216 • Why do senators have longer overlapping terms? • What is the focus of a senator? • Read and analyze chart on p. 216 (questions 1-2)

  10. Requirements • Representatives and senators MUST live in the state where they are elected • Representatives must be at least 25 years old • Senators must be 30 years old • Representatives must be a citizens for at least 7 years • Senators must be citizens for at least 9 years

  11. p. 217 • What are the salaries of representatives and senators? • Analyze case study “Civics and Economics”