United State Constitution

Legislative Branch

What branch Article 1 talks about

Article 1 talks about the Legislative branch. This creates the Senate and the House of Representative in the Legislative branch.

Qualifications of Congressman and Job Expectation

House of Rep: The House of Representative members are chosen ever second Year by the People of the several states . They have to be at least 25 of age, 7 years of citizenship, and they must be residents of the state they represent.


Senate: The senate is elected every two years and they must be 30 years old, has to be a citizen of the United States for 9 years.

Meeting times of Congress

The Congress should meet every year on the first Monday in December unless they Law appoint a different day. The 20th amendment , ratified in 1933, has changed the date of the regular meeting of Congress to January 3rd.

Powers Granted to them

1. To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises , to pay for the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States.

2. To borrow money on the credit of the United States.

3. To regulate commerce with foreign nations

4. To coin money, regulate the value and foreign coins.

5. To declare war

Rules of Congress

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

How a Bill is made

1. Pass both houses of Congress.

2. Being signed by the president.

3. If the president vetoes, it goes back with a written response by the president.