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Article One of the U.S. Constitution

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