by: Bob Albery
Article 1 deals with the legislative branch. Its basically talking about the house of representatives and the qualifications of how to become them.
Qualifications of congressmen and job expectations
The qualifications for congressmen is, you have to be 25 years old, citizens of the united states for 7 year, and residents of the star that they represent. The job expectations are that you have to work and know a little of politics to be a congressmen. The senate qualifications are you have to be at least 30 years old, and have to be a citizens of the united states for at least 9 years. Its the same job expectations for the other one.
Meeting times of congress
The 20th Amendment, ratified in 1993, has changed the date of the opening of the regular session of congress to January the 3rd.
Powers granted to Congress
The powers granted to Congress are that they can revenue, borrowing, commerce, naturalization and bankruptcy, currency, counterfeiting, post office, copyrights and patents, courts, piracy, declare war, army, navy, rules for armed forces, militia, national guard, nation's capital, and elastic clause
Rule for Congress
Each house sets its own rules, can punish its members fro disorderly behavior, and can kick out a member if two people out of three voted on it to kick him out.
How a bill becomes a law.
If it becomes a law it has to go by both congress houses and has be signed by the president. if the president decides he doesn't want it to be a law then i goes back to where it started from with the written objection from the president. If two out of three of each house approves the bill after the president didn't want it to be a law then it will become a law. if this does happen it has to be recored in a journal. if the president doesn't sign or veto a law after ten days then it will become a law. that is known as a ''pocket veto''.