Article One of the U.S. Constitution

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This is to help review vocab and requirements under Article One of the Constitution.

legislatures

lawmaking bodies

resigns

gives up one's office or position, quits

the leader of the Senate when the Vice President is not available

Daniel Inouye, Pro Tempore

guilty

having committed a crime

jury

group of people who listen to the facts in court and reach a decision

oath

a promise to tell the truth

Senator's salary

$174,000

Senator's term

6 years

Senator must be this old

30 years old

Senator must be a U.S. citizen for this long

9 years

Senator must live here

in the state that elects them

senior Senator in Connecticut

Joe Lieberman

Senator in Connecticut (recently elected)

Richard Blumenthal

Number of Senators in the U.S.

100

Number of Senators per state

2

Number of Representatives in the House of Representatives

435

Number of Representatives per state

based on population

Representative in the House of Representatives must be this old

25 years old

Representative in the House of Representatives must be a U.S. citizen for this long

7 years

Representative in the House of Representatives must live here

in the state that elects them

Term for Representatives in the House of Representatives

2 years

leader of the House of Representatives

John Boehner, Speaker of the House

Represents CT in the House of Representatives

Chris Murphy

Represents CT in the House of Representatives

John Larson

CT has this many Representatives in the House of Representatives

5

powers of the House of Representatives over Executive Branch (President)

can impeach, make laws or override presidential vetos

powers of the Senate over Executive Branch (President)

can act as a jury in impeachment trials, make laws or override presidential vetos

quorum

the number of people needed in order for a meeting to take place in Congress; one more than half

session

priod of time when meetings are taking place

recess

when Congress is not in session; the stopping of usual work for a while

arrest

hold someone charged with a crime

treason

giving aid to the enemy of your country

felony

a serious crime; example: murder

revenue

income or money taken in by the government

object

to disagree or disapprove of

veto

the right of one branch of government to reject a bill passed by another branch

bill

a suggestion for a new law or the law itself

overriding

a power Congress has to cancel a presidential veto; having one's ownway over the wishes of someone else

committee

a group of senators or representatives gathered to study certain bills

taxes

money collected by the government from the people and business to be used for public spending

commerce

trade

bonds

documents promising to pay back a loan with interest within a stated period of time

patents

legal rights to ownership of inventions

copyrights

legal rights for written, musical or artistic work

militia

citizen soldiers

implied

stated indirectly

welfare

people's well-being

counterfeiting

making fake things

tribunals

courts of justice

bankruptcy

people or businesses unable to to pay back what they owe

executive

the branch of the government that carries out and enforces the laws

judicial

having to do with a court of law ro the administration of justice

Congress

the lawmaking part of our national government; made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives

representatives

people who have the right to act for others

term

a period of time during which officials hold office

elected

chosen for a job by vote

population

the whole number of people in a place

amendment

a change made in the Constitution

census

a counting of the number of people in the country

impeach

to charge a public officer with serious crimes

declare

to make something known

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