Filibuster

Prediction

  1. What do you think filibuster means?

  2. Use filibuster in a sentence that would impress any first-date.

  3. Think of an example of filibuster in current events:

  4. Find an image of filibuster.

Fun Fact

Definition

Filibuster: a strategy employed in the United States Senate, whereby a minority can delay a vote on proposed legislation by making long speeches or introducing irrelevant issues. A successful filibuster can force withdrawal of a bill. Filibusters can be ended only by cloture, which requires 60 votes. 

Sentence

The Senator filibustered the environmental bill by reading Oh The Places You'll Go, for over 8 hours.

Example

What losing the filibuster for the Supreme Court would really mean

Image

 

Questions

  1. What does filibuster mean?

  2. What language does filibuster come from?

  3. How do you stop a filibuster?

  4. The Republican Party may be putting an end to the use of the filibuster in confirmation hearings. Do you think that's a good idea?

  5. If I told you I had a friend in college named Phil E. Buster would you believe me? Would you like to buy some beach front property in Oklahoma?