The Constitution of the U.S.A

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What branch does Article one deal with?

In the first Article of the Constitution it deals with the legislative branch.

Qualifications of Congressman and Job Expectations

To become part of the House of Representatives you have to be at least at the age of 25 years old. They also have to at least a american citizen for 7 years. To become a Representative for a state you have to be living in the state.

To become part of the Senate you have to be at least 30 years old. You have to live in the state you are running for, and you have to be an american citizen for 9 years.

Meeting time of Congress

All of Congress meets together on one day of the year, which is January 3rd.

Powers Granted to Congress

They are Granted

  • Revenue
  • Borrowing
  • Commerce
  • Naturalization
  • Currency
  • Counterfeiting
  • Post Office
  • Copyrights and Patents
  • Courts
  • Piracy
  • Declare War
  • Army
  • Navy
  • Militai
  • National Guard
  • Nations Capital
  • Elastic Clause

The states are prohibited from conducting foreign affairs, carrying in war,or controlling interstate and foreign commerce. They also can not pass laws that the federal government is prohibited from passing, such as enacting ex post facto laws or bills of attainer.