8th Soc Studies Legislative Branch

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How many SENATORs are there?

100

How many come from each state?

2

How many years do they serve?

6 years ( a 1/3 are elected at a time)

How old do you have to be?

30 years old

How long do they have to be a citizen?

9 years

Do they have to live in the state that elected them?

YES

How is a vacant senate seat filled?

by the govenor of that state

Who is in charge of the Senate?

The Vice President

Who is in charge of the Senate if the Vice President is not there?

President Protempore

Can the Vice President vote in the Senate?

ONLY if there is a tie

What can the Senate do?

1) approve treaties 2) act as the jury to impeach the President 3) makes laws

Who elects the Senators?

the people of their state

How many members are there in the House of Representatives?

435 from various states

How is the number of Representatives chosen?

1) the number is fixed 2) each state has its share by population

What are the rules for numbers of Representatives?

each state has to have at least 1 (one) but no more than 50 (fifty)

How old do Representativies have to be?

25

How many years does a Representative have to be a citizen?

7 years

Who is incharge of the House of Representatives?

The Speaker of the House

How is a vacancy in the House filled?

it is filled by a special election

What are duties of the House of Representatives?

1) All revenue bills start in the House 2) The house has sole power to IMPEACH ANY FEDERAL OFFICER 3) The House will select a President if one does not get the majority of the votes

Where does the Legislative Branch meet?

in the Capitol Building

What is the ELASTIC CLAUSE?

congress can make laws for what ever comes up in the future

What is a WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS?

a prisoner need to be brought to court in a speedy manor

What is EX POST FACTO LAW?

a person has to be told why they are in jail

What is a BILL OF ATTAINDER?

Congress can not find a person guilty of a crime without a trial

What is a QUORUM?

the majority of its members

Who can DECLARE WAR?

only Congress can declare WAR

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