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Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

Caucus A. Only the ________ can introduce legislation into Congress that raises revenue.
House of Representatives B. The geographical area and its people represented by a member of the House of Representatives.
Speaker of the House C. A meeting of House of Representative party members.
2 years D. Supervises the House of Representatives
Congressional district E. The minimum age for a representative in the House of Representatives is _____ years old.
whips F. The term of a representative is how long?
25 G. In both the House and the Senate, the majority and minority party leaders select _____, or members who round up the other members to vote on important legislation.

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In 1866, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the first woman to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, even though she was not eligible to vote. She ran as an Independent from New York State, receiving 24 votes of 12,000 that were cast.

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