GO # 7 Legislative Branch ______________________________ Bicameral (_________________)_________________________________ ______________________________________ # of Members _____ # of Members_____ Length of Term _____ Length of TermRepresents a ________________ Represents a ________________Requirements: _______ years old and Requirements: _______ years old and_______ years a citizen. _______ years a citizen. Checks and BalancesLegislative Branch Checks over the Executive Branch • Override _________________________________________ • _________________________________________________Legislative Branch Checks over the Judicial Branch •Legislative Powers1. Expressed or Enumerated: ___________________________________________2. Implied: __________________________________________________________The 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 ___________________________ ___________________________• Constituents represented • Constituents represented ________________________ ________________________• Title: __________________________ • Title: __________________________• 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