U.S. Constitution

Legislative Branch By Dylan Arment

Qualifications of Jobs

Qualifications for the senate are more restrictive than those for the house. Senates must be at least 30 years old and they must have been citizens of the united states for at least 9 years, the framers of the constitution made the senate a more elite body in order to produce a further check on the powers of the House of Representative. Representative must be 25 years old, citizens of the United States for 7 years and resident of the state they represent.

Meeting Times of Congress

The 20th Amendment, ratified in 1933, has changed the date of the opening of the regular session of congress to january 3.

Rules of Congress

Each house sets its own rules, can punish its member for disorderly behavior, and can expel a member by a two-thirds vote.

Powers Granted to Them.

1. revenue

2.borrowing

3.commerce

4.naturalization and bankruptcy

5.currency

6.counterfeiting

7.post office

8.copyrights and patents

9.courts

10.piracy

11.declar war

12.army

13.navy

14.rules for armed forces

15.militia

16.national guard

17.nationals capital

18.elastic clause

How A Bill Became a Law.

  1. Committees come up with the bill If a bill has passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and has been approved by the President, or if a presidential veto has been overridden, the bill becomes a law and is enforced by the government. Laws begin as ideas. Laws begin as ideas. These ideas may come from a Representative or from a citizen like you. Citizens who have ideas for laws can contact their Representatives to discuss their ideas. If the Representatives agree, they research the ideas and write them into bills.When a Representative has written a bill, the bill needs a sponsor. The Representative talks with other Representatives about the bill in hopes of getting their support for it. Once a bill has a sponsor and the support of some of the Representatives, it is ready to be introduced.