Constitution of The United States

By: Matt Fellner

The Congress

Article I has to do with the Legislative Branch writing laws about what the country needs and what they feel is fair but, also necessary. The Legislative branch is made up of two parts. The House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives is made up of 435 members. Each member represents a certain area of the state that they are in.

Qualifications of Job Expectations (2 roles)

For the House: 25 years old minimum, must have 7 years of citizenship in the continental United States, must be legally a citizen of the state at the time of election.

For the Senate: 30 years old minimum, must have 9 years of citizenship in the continental United States, must be legally a citizen of the state at the time of election.

Meeting times of Congress

The United States Congress must meet at least one time a year due to the constitutions ruling. The times and dates that they meet depends on what happens at certain times theres no official date were they meet on that one specific day.

Powers granted to the Congress

The powers given to the congress as said in the constitution:

  1. Has the power to lay, and collect taxes to pay for the debts of America.
  2. Regulate commerce with foreign countries.
  3. To establish post offices and post roads
  4. To declare war
  5. To raise and support armies
  6. To make rules for the Government
  7. etc...

The Rules of Congress

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

How a bill becomes a law

The steps in making a law and officializing it:


  1. First, the Legislative branch comes up with an idea and writes it down
  2. Then, they take a vote on it and if the majority of them vote on it as if it's a good law then they send it to the Executive branch
  3. The Executive branch is were the president is and the president will either sign it and make it an official law or he will veto it and send it either to the Judicial branch or back to the Congress in the Legislative branch and possibly start the whole process over again