The Preamble and Article 1: The Legislature
Terms in this set (11)
Introduction to the U.S. Constitution
National legislature of the United States
House of Representatives
Lower house of Congress
Upper house of Congress
Checks and balances
Provisions of the Constitution that keep one branch of the government from controlling the other two branches
Powers specifically granted in the Constitution
Clause in the Constitution that allows Congress to pass laws necessary to carry out its enumerated powers
Powers not specifically stated in the Constitution
What are the two purposes of the Preamble?
The Preamble shows the authority of the government and states why it is being formed.
What are two important differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate?
Members of the House of Representatives are chosen based on population and serve for two years; members of the Senate are represented by two from each state and serve for six years.
How does Congress limit the power of the president?
If two-thirds of both houses in a Congress vote to override the president's veto of a law, a bill can still become law.