US Constitution Bradley Blankenship

Legislative Branch

What branch Article 1 deals with.

It deals with the legislative branch.

Qualifications of job expectations to be a congressman and senator.

Senators must be at least 30 years old, and they must have been citizens of the United States for more than 9 years. Congressmen must be at least 25 years old, and they must have been citizens of the United States for more than 7 years. Also, they have to be residents of the state they represent.

Meeting times of Congress.

First Monday of December.

Powers granted to Congress.

  • Passing ex post facto laws, which outlaw acts after they have already been committed.
  • Pass bills of attainder, which punish individuals outside of the court system.
  • Cancel the writ of habeas corpus, a court order requiring the federal government to charge individuals arrested for crimes.

Rules of Congress.

  • They can punish its members for bad behavior.
  • They can expel a member by a two-thirds vote.
  • The quorum must be 218 of the 435 of the house members.
  • Neither house may adjourn for more than three days.

How a bill becomes a law.

All of the Branches have to agree with the law.