Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Role of the Speaker of the House of Representatives

The Role and History of the Speaker of the House of Representatives

The Role of the Speaker of the House of Representatives

Description

Author Matthew Green discusses the role and history of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain the responsibilities of the Speaker of the House.
  • According to the Constitution, who can be the Speaker of the House?
  • According to Mr. Green, how has the partisanship of the office changed over time?
  • According to Mr. Green, which Speakers of the House have been most effective?
  • How does the Speaker of the House interact with the Senate?

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Legislation
    • Nancy Pelosi
    • Newt Gingrich
    • Parliamentary
    • Partisanship
    • Sam Rayburn
    • Speaker Of The House

    Topics

    AP U.S. Government Key TermsLegislative Branch

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity