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Article 1 kelli and jesse

  1. 1. Article 1 By: Kelli St. Clair and Jessi Shadix
  2. 2. Section 1 Congress is bicameral, made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  3. 3. Section 2  Every other year new members are elected for the House of Representatives, and they must meet qualifications.  A candidate for the House of Representatives must be at least 25 years old, have been a U.S. citizen for 7 years and may not live in the state he’s elected to represent.
  4. 4. Section 2  The number of representatives is based on the population of the state, which in turn is based on a state census taken every 10 years. If a House of Representatives member dies or leaves office before their term ends, the governor calls for a special election to replace the vacant spot.
  5. 5. Section 2 House of Representatives can choose speakers and officers and can impeach them at any given time.
  6. 6. Section 3 There are two Senators from each state, they serve a six year term and each have one vote. An empty senAtor’s seAt is to be filled by the governor holding a special election but it may be temporarily filled until the election ends.  A senator must be at least 30 year old, have been a U.S. citizen for 9 years and live in the stAte in which they’re elected.
  7. 7. Section 3 The Vice President has rank above the Senate but has no vote unless to break a tie.  Vice President chooses their own officers and a fill-in for when they Aren’t present.  When someone is impeached by the House, the Senate conducts the trial. Two-thirds will convict the accused.
  8. 8. Section 3 If one is impeached, the punishment is removal from office.
  9. 9. Section 4  representAtive’s Are to be elected from districts in the State with more than one seat in the house.  Congress must meet at least once a year, January 3.
  10. 10. Section 5  The number of the House and Senate cannot exceed their numbers (House- 218) (Senate-51) or be too low (less than the majority) when in session.  Each house makes its own rules, punishes misbehaving members and can impeach a member with a 2/3 vote.
  11. 11. Section 5  Records must be kept of meetings.  once A session stArted, it cAn’t be adjourned for more than 3 days without the say so of the other houses.
  12. 12. Section 6 Themembers of a house have salaries set by that house.  A member of the Senate or House of Representatives may hold seat in the executive or judicial branch if they’re in A term.
  13. 13. Section 7  Billsthat raise money must begin in the House but the Senate can revenue a bill received from the lower house.  For a bill to become a law, both houses must pass it and then the President must sign it to make it a law. Or it can be sit for 10 days unsigned and be passed. Otherwise the President can veto the bill.
  14. 14. Section 7  Anything that needs both houses to pas sit, unless it may be adjourned, must be presented to the President before becoming a law. Although, a constitutional amendment does not need the Presidents permission.
  15. 15. Section 8 the congress shall have power  To assign and collect taxes.  To borrow money from other countries.  To regulate trade with other countries. To make laws relating to bankruptcy and illegal aliens.
  16. 16. Section 8 Tocreate/regulate a money system.  To make counterfeiting money a federal offence.  To establish post offices and mail routes.  To copyright/patent things.  To create lower level courts.
  17. 17. Section 8  To prohibit acts outside of our territorial jurisdiction and the commission of the u.s. when we’re At peace.  To declare war. To raise and maintain an army with a two year spending limit to ensure the civilians control the army.
  18. 18. Section 8  To raise and maintain a navy.  To make military rules.  To have a national guard.  to call any military service into action whenever necessary. The government can acquire land for any purpose. To have implied powers of the Federal Government.
  19. 19. Section 9A fee is to be paid by those wishing to migrate When someone has another detained, that person must present to the court the one who he is detaining so they can determine if he is guilty of the accusation. A judge must have proof before he can punish the accused.
  20. 20. Section 9 there will be no head tax unless congress decides on it. No tax is laid on exported items but there is tax on imported items. All U.S. PORTS ARE EQUAL IN TAXATION AND COMMERCE POWERS. CONGRESS HAS THE FINAL SAY OVER FEDERAL INCOME AND SPENDING ALL MEN ARE EQUAL, FOREIGN COUNTRIES cAn’t bribe or corrupt our government OFFICERS.
  21. 21. Section 10 NO STATE CAN MAKE AN AGREEMENT/TREATY WITH A FOREIGN STATE. ONLY CONGRESS CAN TAX IMPORTS EACH STATE PROVIDES FOR OUT MILITARY, BUT NO SINGLE STATE MAY HAVE ITS OWN MILITARY.

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