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(Article 1) The power to _____________ is given to a ____________ made up of two chambers to represent different interests: a ___________ to represent the states; a ____________ to be more responsive to the people's will

make laws, legislature, upper house (senate), lower house (HOR)

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(Article 1) The US Congress is _______ - divided into 2 chambers or houses

bicameral

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(Article 1) ______________ - "lower" house

House of Representatives

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(Article 1) Qualifications for House of Representatives (age)

at least 25 years of age

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(Article 1) Qualifications for HOR (citizen)

citizen for at least 7 years

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(Article 1) Qualifications of HOR (living location)

live in the state he/she represents

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(Article 1) Qualifications of HOR - representation is based on: __________

population

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(Article 1) Qualifications of HOR - term of office

2 year terms

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(Article 1) Qualifications of HOR - election process

directly elected by the people

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(Article 1) Qualifications of HOR - the number of representatives was set at __________ in 1929. The number is still ________ today

435

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(Article 1) Qualifications of HOR - the __________ of the House is responsible for choosing the heads of various house committees

speaker

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what is impeachment

two step process formally removing president from office

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(Article 1) ____________ - "upper" house

senate

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(Article 1) qualifications for senate (age)

at least 30 years of age

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(Article 1) qualifications for senate (citizen)

citizen for at least 9 years

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(Article 1) qualifications for senate (living location)

must live in the state he/she represents

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(Article 1) qualifications for senate - representation is ________ - 2 senators for each state

equal

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(article 1) qualifications for senate - term of office

6 years

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there are a total of ______ senators (2 from each state)

100

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(article 1) qualifications for senate - election process

serve 6 year terms in office

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the vice president's only duty listed in the constitution is to preside over the _______

senate

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the senate elects its other officers, including the presiding officer: ________ who serves when the vice president is absent

president pro tempore

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the ____ amendment changed the way senators are selected

17

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senators are now _________ elected by the people

directly

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all bills must originate in the __________

HOR

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a bill - __________ - becomes a law by passing through both houses of congress of congress and being signed by the _________

a proposal, president

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in 1845, election day was set at ________________

tuesday after the first monday in november

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the 20th amendment, changed the date of congressional opening to _________

january 3

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what is a quorum

one more than half the members of congress

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what is revenue

government money from taxes