GO # 7 Legislative Branch _______Congress_____ Bicameral (__Two Houses__) ____House of Representatives_______ __________Senate_____________4354_ # of Members _100 # of Members_2 years_ Length of Term _6 years_ Length of TermRepresents a __district_ Represents a ___State___Requirements: __25_ years old and Requirements: _30_ years old and___7__ years a citizen. __9___ years a citizen. Checks and BalancesLegislative Branch Checks over the Executive Branch • Override ___presidential vetoes____ • ___impeach and convict a president____Legislative Branch Checks over the Judicial Branch • impeach and convict judges/justicesLegislative Powers1. Expressed or Enumerated: Specifically listed in the U.S. Constitution_2. Implied: Used to carry out expressed powersThe formal powers of Congress are limited by the U.S. Constitution.
Basic Facts House of Representatives Senate• Number for each state is based on • Number for each state is based on __two per ___population___ states___• Constituents represented ___members of their • Constituents represented ___residents of the district_____ state___• Title: __Representatives_______ • Title: _____Senator____• Major job is to write laws and take action in • Major job is to write laws and take action in response to problems or issues response to problems or issues Approves the annual budget Confirms presidential appointmentsMakes laws for the nation Declares warRaises revenue through taxes andother levies Regulates interstate and foreign trade