the function of the Preamble?
to explain the goals of the Constitution
what does the preamble say?
We are the people of the U.S., and so we can work together, make courts fair, keep the peace, provide for the common defense, give happiness and well-being to the citizens, and make sure freedom continues into the future, follow the Constitution of the U.S.A.
Which phrase in the Preamble reflects the principle of popular sovereignty?
"We the people..." (through voting)
What is the main focus covered under Article 1?
how long is a term in the House?
list the 3 qualifications to be a member of the House:
yrs of US citizenship: 7
live in the state he was chosen for
how is representation in the House and taxation figured out for each state?
It is figured out according to their respective numbers. Proportionate to the population, but set at 435.
what is the name of the system where the US population is counted?
how many years are between each enumeration?
how many people are needed for each representative in congress?
what role does the House play in an impeachment trial?
They bring the charges.
what is the name given to the House leader?
how many senators does each state have in congress?
what are the 3 requirements to be a senator?
yrs of US citizenship: 9
not be an inhabitant of that state for which he is chosen
what is the role of the Vice President in congress?
president of the senate, but doesn't have a vote unless they are equally divided.
what role does the senate have in impeachment trials?
they have the sole power to try all impeachments.
what is the minimum number of sessions that congress must hold annually?
giving a long speech to block the passage of a bill
what is the congressional salary for members?
$165,200 a year
who has the power to declare war?
who runs the affairs of the district of columbia?
mayor, city counsel (congress)
give a reason why the constitution is a living document:
you can change the Constitution, but make changes that don't go against the Constitution.
What is the role of the Vice President in Congress?
He/She is president of the Senate, but doesn't have a vote unless they are equally divided.
When does the Vice President get a vote on matters before the Senate?
When there's a tie.
How do you address a Senator?
How do you address a member of the House?
How de you address the President? (male and female)
Mr. / Madame President