ap government and politics
posted by Anonymous .
hi. my teacher assigned us 20 questions and i got most of them, but i couldn't find the answers to these 4 questions. i did try google but it didn't help much. could someone please help me?
List and explain how Congress carries out its’ three primary duties of legislation, oversight and confirmation. Evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and efficiency of Congress in each area. (I got legislation already; only need oversight and confirmation)
List 6 reasons power in Congress has become more decentralized in the last 30 years. What are the results and effects of this significant decentralization?
Identify and explain using examples, of why legislation is so difficult to get through the Congressional committee system.
Congress has been accused of being highly inefficient. Access the legitimacy of this accusation. Make sure you give examples to defend your argument. Also determine if this inefficiency is necessarily a negative attribute.
For your last two question, the basic answer is that democracy is messy. Congress is made up of 525 individuals, each responsible to the citizens who elected him/her. This situation has made it possible to represent all points of view but it sure slows government down and at times has stopped it.