Today, the class learned more about the Senate and the House of Representatives. We learned that Whips are people that are responsible for getting elected members on board to vote on important issues with in their party. The Vice President is always the President of the Senate but is not involved in the daily issues just to remind the Senate of the Presidents wishes. The Speaker of the House is voted on by the representatives. Today we also went over the answers to Unit 9 and Unit 11 recap in Our Federal and State Constitution workbook. In class we found out that later this week we will be assigned jobs of the government and re-enact on how a law is passed. We also received our goals/articles and principles quiz back. Max W. – Period 8

A whip is an official in a political party whose primary purpose is to ensure party discipline in a legislature. Whips are a party’s “enforcers”, who typically offer inducements and threaten punishments for party members to ensure that they vote according to the official party policy. ( from Wikipedia )