Function of Congress and senate

Essay Questions:

  1. What are the major functions of congress? Please discuss the constitutional responsibilities of both the US House of Representatives and the US senate. How is each body organized? What is the leadership structure? If an election were held tomorrow and the Democrats regained power in the house and/or senate, describe what would happen.
  2. As the third branch of government, the judiciary plays an important role in our system of checks and balances; however, the high court (US Supreme Court) has often been accused of being a partisan body. What is judicial activism and does it exist today ? Please provide specific court cases to support your position.

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