Qualifications of Congressmen and Job explications (2 roles) [sent. and rep.]
Repersentatives and direct taxes will be directed among the several states. They must perform their jobs efficiently and well. The speaker is responsible for choosing the heads of various house committees.
For senate- The rules are more restrictive, must be at least 30 years old, and have been a citizen for nine years. The people who formed the constitution created this more strictly for the fact that the checking process is more strict on the powers of the House Of Repersenatives.
Meeting times of congress
Powers granted to them
lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises
borrowing money for the U.S.
regulate trade with foreign countries
foreigners become citizens, person or business can't pay its debts
Coins; weights; measures
to coin money, it must have a value
making an imitation of U.S. money
Gov. has power to set up and control delivery of mail
copy rights patents
protects authors and inventors; makes them owners of their work for a limited amount of time
CHECK AND BALANCE, gov. can set up lower federal court under supreme court
gov. can punish robbing of ships at sea
declaration of war
only congress can declare war, granted at request of President
army, navy, rules for the military
U.S. gov places these things under control of Congress, congress decides on size, money used and writes rules to govern forces
body of citizen soldiers, suppresses insurrections and foreign invasions
rules for the Militia
Congress has power to create laws and rules, appoints officers etc.
congress controls district around nation's capital
Congresss can make laws as needed, "elastic clause", or "necessary and proper clause"
writ of habeas corpus
court order, requires gov. officials to bring a prisoner to court and explain why they are being held, prevents unlawful imprisonment
bill of attainder
all of the laws
ex post facto
can't make a low and blame you if you did it years ago, enacted after the fact
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