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Politics of the United States
U.S. Constitution Article 1: The Legislative Branch
Terms in this set (32)
How many branches are in the U.S. government
The Legislative branch is called
What does the Legislative branch do?
creates the law
The 2 Houses of Congress are...
Senate and House of Representatives
The number of Representatives for a stated depends on?
Population (number of people) of the state
The National Census (how many people are in the U.S.) is taken
every 10 years
What does the data (information) from the Census determine?
the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and where to distribute (give) billions in federal funds (money) to local communities.
What does impeachment mean?
when a president, vice president or civil officers are removed from their position
Which House of Congress impeaches the President
House of Representatives
Which House of Congress is the jury during an impeachment trial
Who is the judge during an impeachment trial?
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
What is the punishment for a conviction (found to be unlawful) of impeachment?
Take out of office
How many votes are needed to convict the President for impeachment?
2/3 two thirds
How many times a year must Congress meet?
What day does Congress meet each year?
The first Monday in December
What does quorum mean?
the minimum number of congressmen needed to carry out business (simple majority)
To remove a member from the House or Senate there must be
True or False: The House must keep a record of its proceedings (what was decided or talked about)
True or False: Tax bills can only begin in the Senate
False, it is the House of Representatives
How many days does the President have to sign a bill?
What happens if the President does not sign a bill in 10 days and Congress is not in session?
It is vetoed
What is it called when the President does not sign a bill in 10 days and Congress is not in session?
What happens if the President does not sign a bill in 10 days and Congress is in session?
It becomes a law
True or False: Congress can override a President's veto by a majority vote?
False, needs to be 2/3
The Vice President can break a tied vote (where both sides have the same number of votes). True or False?
List the 6 major powers of Congress in Article 1 Section 8.
borrow money, regulate (control) interstate trade, raise and support armed forces, declare war, create money, tax
How many members are in the House of Representatives?
How many members are in The Senate
What is the length or terms for a member of the House of Representatives and The Senate
2 years for the H. of R. and 6 years for The Senate
What are the minimum ages for members of the House of Representatives and The Senate?
H. of R. 25 years old, Senate 30 years old
What are the qualifications for a member in the House of Representatives?
Citizen for 7 years
What are the qualifications for a member in The Senate?
Citizen for 9 years
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