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Chapt 5 sect 1

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Chapt 5 sect 1

  1. 1. The Senate and the House of Representatives
  2. 2. Two Houses of Congress
  3. 3. Two Houses of CongressThe Legislative Branch makes the country’s laws
  4. 4. Two Houses of CongressThe Legislative Branch makes the country’s lawsCongress is composed of two houses Senate: Equally per state House of Representatives:Based on State Population
  5. 5. Two Houses of CongressThe Legislative Branch makes the country’s lawsCongress is composed of two houses Senate: Equally per state House of Representatives:Based on State PopulationThis helps Congress NOT pass laws too quickly
  6. 6. The House ofRepresentatives
  7. 7. The House of Representatives435 Members
  8. 8. The House of Representatives435 MembersApportioned is when things are distributed
  9. 9. The House of Representatives435 MembersApportioned is when things are distributedEach representative is elected by the voters in thecongressional district
  10. 10. The House of Representatives435 MembersApportioned is when things are distributedEach representative is elected by the voters in thecongressional districtGerrymandering is when lines are drawn to favorparticular political parties
  11. 11. The House of Representatives435 MembersApportioned is when things are distributedEach representative is elected by the voters in thecongressional districtGerrymandering is when lines are drawn to favorparticular political partiesElections are held in November of each Even numberedyear
  12. 12. The Senate
  13. 13. The Senate100 members
  14. 14. The Senate100 membersElected for a 6 year term
  15. 15. The Senate100 membersElected for a 6 year termElections are held in November of each evennumbered year
  16. 16. The Senate100 membersElected for a 6 year termElections are held in November of each evennumbered yearThe Senior senator is the longest servingsenator
  17. 17. Qualification of House
  18. 18. Qualification of HouseHouse of Representatives: 25 years old Citizen for at least 7 years leagl resident of the state
  19. 19. Qualifications of Senate
  20. 20. Qualifications of Senate 30 years old
  21. 21. Qualifications of Senate 30 years old citizen for 9 years
  22. 22. Qualifications of Senate 30 years old citizen for 9 years legal resident of state
  23. 23. Salary and Benefits
  24. 24. Salary and Benefits$145,100 a year
  25. 25. Salary and Benefits$145,100 a yearFranking Privilege: Right to mail officialletters or packages for free
  26. 26. Salary and Benefits$145,100 a yearFranking Privilege: Right to mail officialletters or packages for freeImmunity: Legal Protection

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