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Politics of the United States
Mr. Claahsen's Constitution Review
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What is the main job performed by the legislative branch?
The legislative branch makes laws
What does bicameral mean?
Bicameral means "having two lawmaking parts." Congress is divided into two bodies or houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
What are proposals for new laws called?
Proposals for new laws are called bills.
What is the length of a term of office for members of the U.S. House of Representatives?
Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms.
How old must a person be to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives? To the Senate?
A person must be 25 years old to be elected to the House and 30 years old to be elected to the Senate.
Who has the power to propose a law to raise revenue (a tax law)?
All bills raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.
What is the length of a term of office for members of the United States Senate?
Senators serve six-year terms
Who has the power to declare war?
Congress has the power to declare war
How many members of the Senate and House are there? How many members of Congress?
The Senate has 100 members and the House has 435, so Congress has 535 members.
What is the main job performed by the executive branch?
The executive branch carries out the laws.
What does the president promise to defend when he takes the oath of office?
The president promises to defend the Constitution.
What do cabinet members do?
Cabinet members are the heads of executive departments such as the Food and Drug Administration
What is the length of a term of office for the president of the United States?
Presidents serve four-year terms.
How old must one be to hold the office of president of the United States?
The age requirement for the presidency is 35 years of age
Who has the power to make treaties with foreign countries?
The president makes treaties.
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