Constitutional article 1

By;Oliver Cowie

What branch does article 1 deal with?

The article 1 deals with the legislative branch. Which is one of 3 branches of government, there is the judicial branch, and the executive branch as well as the legislative branch.

Qualifications of Congressmen.

No person can be a congressmen with out being 25 years of age, and have been a citizen of the united nation for 7 or more years, of the state they currently represent. For a senator you have to be 30 years of age. Have US citizen for 9 years.

How a bill becomes a law.

A legislative order creates a bill and both the houses of senate have to agree on the bill to agree on the bill for it become a law, even if both houses of senate pass the bill, the president can veto the bill, which means say no, and not pass the bill. Everyone has to agree on the bill for it to become a law.


Step One- They think of the bill together, must gain recognition of presiding officer to announce the bill


Step Two- The bill is referred to the appropriate committee, by the speaker of the house, the deception is made by senate or the house.


Step three-They debate on the bill in the house, the senate and house debate and discuss the bill for hours, and come up with ideas


Step four-memebers from the Committee for a conference to meet and work out the differences in there idea and make a solid bill.


Step five-The bill is sent to the president for consent to become a law.


Step six- The bill becomes a law depending on if the President signs the bill or not.

meeting times of Congressmen

The ratification of the 20th Amendment, ratified in 1933 said that the congress meats on January 3rd.

Rules of Congress.

The whole of congress only gets to serve or a maximum of 2 years, then the people vote on a new congress. The number of congressmen in a state, is according to the size, the amount of all of congress equals 435, this rule has been in power since 1929.

Powers of Congress

  • To lay and collect taxes.
  • To borrow and collect money on the united states.
  • To regulate commerce.
  • establish a uniform rule of naturalization.
  • To coin money.
  • To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting.
  • To establish post offices or roads.
  • To promote the progress of science and helping arts.
  • To declare war.
  • To provide and maintain a navy.
  • To Provide and call for a militia.
  • Raise and support amries.