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history retake article I (legislative branch)
Terms in this set (19)
what is the length for a term for a member of the house
could a woman serve in the house
what was changed by section 2 of the 14th amendment
it removed the 3/5ths clause which counted for 3/5's of the slave pop
as ratified in 1788, a congressmen represented
how many senators are there now? what is there term?
100 with a life term
what was superseded in 1913 by section 1 of the 17th amendment
no pay of senator and representatives will be given until the election has happened
What is in this section to guarantee there would be experienced Senators during the first years of the Republic?
have to be 30 yrs old
What are the citizenship requirements and minimum age for each house?
At least 25 years old and a citizen for 7 years
What is the primary function of the VP in the Senate?
To be the president of the senate and vote only if they are equally divided.
What is the only mention of the office of the Chief Justice in the Constitution?
When the President is tried
Summarize Section 5
Each house can meet day-to-day and must keep a record of what was discusses. The other's houses and all representatives must be notified of each meeting.
Who determines congressional salaries?
May a congressman be appointed to the president's Cabinet?
How many enumerated powers (authority of congress) are in Section 8?
Collect taxes; deal with debt; provide common defense;regulate commerce with foreign nations; make one currency; have a navy;
Commercial disarray led to the downfall of the Confederation. Which clause has become a fountain of vast federal power because it attempts to organize commerce better in Section 8?
To regulate commerce with foreign nations; some states and indian tribes and the fixing of currency.
How many of the express powers deal with the military? (The first legislation defining the President's constitutional power to make war was the War Powers Act, which Congress passed over President Nixon's veto, in 1973.)
How would you explain the final clause of Section 8?
Congress has the power to pass laws necessary to keep the nation peaceful and running.
What individual liberties are protected by denying powers to the federal government--look up words/phrases you don't know in Section 9, they are likely the answers?
Can review ones legality of an arrest (habeas corpus); No ex post facto law passed (one cannot be arrested for a crime that was legal when committed but now a new law passed)
What provision in Section 10 was aimed at numerous state laws favoring debtors over creditors?
Provision 1 stating no state shall exchange coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold or silver in tender payments.
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