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Congress intro Congress intro Presentation Transcript

  • Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4
  • Legislative Branch Go To Section: 1 2 3 4
  • Legislative Branch• What are the qualifications for membership of congress. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4
  • Legislative Branch• What are the qualifications for membership of congress.• What are the privileges of membership of congress. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4
  • Legislative Branch• What are the qualifications for membership of congress.• What are the privileges of membership of congress.• Go To Section: 1 2 3 4
  • Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Size, Election, and Terms of the Senate Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Size, Election, and Terms of the Senate• The Senate “shall be composed of two Senators from each State.” Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Size, Election, and Terms of the Senate• The Senate “shall be composed of two Senators from each State.” Today’s Senate consists of 100 Senators. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Size, Election, and Terms of the Senate• The Senate “shall be composed of two Senators from each State.” Today’s Senate consists of 100 Senators.• Originally, the Constitution provided that senators were chosen by the State legislatures. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Size, Election, and Terms of the Senate• The Senate “shall be composed of two Senators from each State.” Today’s Senate consists of 100 Senators.• Originally, the Constitution provided that senators were chosen by the State legislatures.• In 1912 the Seventeenth Amendment was passed and called for the popular election of senators. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Size, Election, and Terms of the Senate• The Senate “shall be composed of two Senators from each State.” Today’s Senate consists of 100 Senators.• Originally, the Constitution provided that senators were chosen by the State legislatures.• In 1912 the Seventeenth Amendment was passed and called for the popular election of senators.• Senators serve for six-year terms. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Size, Election, and Terms of the Senate• The Senate “shall be composed of two Senators from each State.” Today’s Senate consists of 100 Senators.• Originally, the Constitution provided that senators were chosen by the State legislatures.• In 1912 the Seventeenth Amendment was passed and called for the popular election of senators.• Senators serve for six-year terms.• The Senate is a continuous body, meaning that all of its seats are never up for election at the same time.33% are elected every two years. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 5 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Qualifications for Senators Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 5 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Qualifications for Senators• The requirements for the U.S. Senate are higher than for the House of Representatives. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 5 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Qualifications for Senators• The requirements for the U.S. Senate are higher than for the House of Representatives.• The Constitution says that a Senator Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 5 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Qualifications for Senators• The requirements for the U.S. Senate are higher than for the House of Representatives.• The Constitution says that a Senator (1) must be at least 30 years of age, Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 5 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Qualifications for Senators• The requirements for the U.S. Senate are higher than for the House of Representatives.• The Constitution says that a Senator (1) must be at least 30 years of age, (2) must have been a citizen of the United States for at least nine years, and Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 5 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Qualifications for Senators• The requirements for the U.S. Senate are higher than for the House of Representatives.• The Constitution says that a Senator (1) must be at least 30 years of age, (2) must have been a citizen of the United States for at least nine years, and (3) must be an inhabitant of the State from which he or she is elected. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 5 Chapter 10, Section 3
  • Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Size and Terms of the House of Representatives Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Size and Terms of the House of Representatives• The exact size of the House of Representatives, currently at 435 members, is determined by Congress. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Size and Terms of the House of Representatives• The exact size of the House of Representatives, currently at 435 members, is determined by Congress.• The Constitution provides that the total number of seats in the House shall be apportioned (distributed) among the States on the basis of their populations. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Size and Terms of the House of Representatives• The exact size of the House of • serve two-year terms. Representatives, currently at 435 members, is determined by Congress.• The Constitution provides that the total number of seats in the House shall be apportioned (distributed) among the States on the basis of their populations. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Size and Terms of the House of Representatives• The exact size of the House of • serve two-year terms. Representatives, currently at • the number oflimits set on there are no terms 435 members, is determined by Congress.• The Constitution provides that the total number of seats in the House shall be apportioned (distributed) among the States on the basis of their populations. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Size and Terms of the House of Representatives• The exact size of the House of • serve two-year terms. Representatives, currently at • the number oflimits set on there are no terms 435 members, is determined by Congress. • 100% ofevery 2 years elected the House are• The Constitution provides that the total number of seats in the House shall be apportioned (distributed) among the States on the basis of their populations. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Qualifications for House Members Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Qualifications for House Members• The Constitution says that a member of the House Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Qualifications for House Members• The Constitution says that a member of the House (1) must be at least 25 years of age, Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Qualifications for House Members• The Constitution says that a member of the House (1) must be at least 25 years of age, (2) must have been a citizen of the United States for at least seven years, and Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Qualifications for House Members• The Constitution says that a member of the House (1) must be at least 25 years of age, (2) must have been a citizen of the United States for at least seven years, and (3) must have been an inhabitant of the State from which he or she is elected. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 2
  • Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4
  • Compensation Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4
  • Compensation• Today, senators and representatives are paid a salary of $174,000 a year. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4
  • Compensation• Today, senators and representatives are paid a salary of $174,000 a year.• The franking privilege allows members of Congress to mail letters and other materials postage-free Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4
  • Compensation• Today, senators and representatives are paid a salary of $174,000 a year.• The franking privilege allows members of Congress to mail letters and other materials postage-free• The Constitution says that Congress fixes its own “compensation.” Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4
  • Compensation• Today, senators and representatives are paid a salary of $174,000 a year.• The franking privilege allows members of Congress to mail letters and other materials postage-free• The Constitution says that Congress fixes its own “compensation.”• . The 27th amendment puts limits on pay raises for congress Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4
  • Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4
  • Membership Privileges Go ToSection: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4
  • Membership Privileges• Members of Congress are immune from arrest for noncriminal offenses while engaged in congressional business. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4
  • Membership Privileges• Members of • More importantly, the Speech and Debate Congress are Clause (Article I, immune from arrest Section 6, Clause 1) for noncriminal protects representatives and offenses while senators from suits engaged in for libel or slander arising from their congressional official conduct. business. Go To Section: 1 2 3 4 Chapter 10, Section 4