United States Constitution

Jonah Hall

1. What branch is Article 1 referring to?

It is talking about the legislative branch.

2. What are the qualifications to be in the House of Representatives? For the Senate?

To be elected for the House of Representatives, they must be at least 25 years old, be a citizen of the United States for at least 7 years, and must live in the state they are being elected for.

To be elected for the Senate, they must be 30 years old, have been a citizen of the United States for at least 9 years, and must live in the state they are being elected for.

3. What are the meeting times of Congress?

Congress must assemble together at least once in every year, and the meeting should take place on the first Monday in December, unless they appoint a different time by law.

4. What are the powers granted to them?

1. Can raise and lower taxes.

2. Can borrow money by issuing bonds.

3. Can regulate commerce, or trading with other countries.

4. Can establish the rule of Naturalization (how people from foreign countries become citizens of the United States).

5. Regulate the value of money, print.

6. Provide punishment for counterfeiting money.

7. Establish Post Office and roads for the Post Office.

8. Can establish copyright and patent laws.

9. Establish a federal court system.

10. Punish people who have committed piracies or felonies.

11. To declare war with other countries.

12. Can raise and support armies.

13. Can provide for and maintain a navy.

14. May pass laws or regulations for military forces.

15. Can call forth the militia to execute laws of the Union.

5. What are the rules of Congress?