HELP WANTED!!!!

For Legislative Branch

We want you to become part of our government!


The requirements to be a representative are:
(1) you must be at least twenty-five years old

(2) you must have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years

(3) you must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they represent


The requirements to be a senator are

(1) you must be at least 30 years old

(2) you must have been citizens of the United States for at least the past nine years

(3) you must be an inhabitant of the state you seek to represent during your election

Differences Between Each House

One of the major differences between each house is their size. The House of Representatives has 435 members while the Senate only has 100 members. The Senate is the upper house and the House of Representatives is the lower house. Another difference is that for the House of Representatives, there is a two-year-term limit. For the Senate it is six years. The amount of members in the House of Representatives is based on the population of each state. There are two members in the Senate for each state.

Important Representatives

Important Senators

How a Bill Becomes a Law

If you want to pass a bill, just follow this process.


  • Every bill starts small as a suggestion or idea.

  • Only after it is proposed as a bill is it treated like a bill.

  • After being introduced, the bill is sent to a committee.

  • If the committee finally agrees to pass the bill, it will move up the chain to the House and the Senate.

  • It goes to the House first and then the Senate

  • After the Senate approves it goes to the President

  • The final step in a bill becoming a law is the President's signature. Once the President signs the bill, then it is officially a law

  • The President can veto a bill. Even though the President seems all high and mighty, the veto can be overridden or overruled.

By: Kyle Hackett