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Politics of the United States
Constitution - Article 1
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Establishes the rules and laws that govern the legislative branch. Issues such as the powers and responsibilities of Congress, how members of Congress are to be chosen, and how bills become law are explained. The longest of all the articles, Article 1 is divided into 10 sections. The U.S. Congress makes the laws for the United States. Congress has
two parts, called "Houses," the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Article 1. Section 1
Creates the two parts of Congress. They are responsible for making laws.
Article 1. Section 2
Defines the House of Representatives, known as the lower house of Congress. Must be 25 years old, will serve for two years each. Must be a citizen 7 years.
Each state gets Representatives based on state population. Has a leader called the Speaker of the House.
Article 1. Section 3
Defines the Senate, knows as the upper house of the Congress. Must be 30 years old, will serve for six years each. Must be a citizen 9 years. Each state gets two Senators. Vice-President breaks tie votes.
Article 1. Section 4
Says that each state may establish its own methods for electing members of the Congress. Requires, that Congress must meet at least once per year.
Article 1. Section 5
Says that Congress must have a minimum number of members present in order to meet. Fines for members who do not show up. It says that members may be expelled. Each house must keep a journal to record proceedings and votes.Neither house can adjourn without the permission of the other.
Article 1. Section 6
Establishes that members of Congress will be paid.
They cannot be detained while traveling to and from Congress.That they cannot hold any other office in the government while in the Congress.
Article 1. Section 7
Say how bills become law. All bills must pass both houses of Congress in the exact same form. Bills that pass both houses are sent to the President. He can either sign the bill, in which case it becomes law, or he can veto it. If he vetoes a bill, it is sent back to Congress, and if both houses pass it by a two-thirds majority, the bill becomes law over the President's veto. This is known as overriding a veto.
Article 1. Section 8
Gives Congress the power to establish and maintain an army and navy. To establish post offices, to create courts, to regulate commerce between the states, to declare war, and to raise money.
Article 1. Section 9
Can not suspend right to remain silent laws.
Can not pass laws that make things illegal starting yesterday or last week, etc. No law can give preference to one state over another Can not spend money without permission.
Article 1. Section 10
States can't make their own money, or declare war, or tax goods from other states.
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