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1

what does the preamble do?

States the purpose of the Constitution,
States the six goals of the Constitution

2

What is Article 1 about?

the Legislative branch

3

what is Congress made of?

2 houses (bicameral)

4

what does the senate represent?

states

5

what does the House of Representatives represent?

people

6

what is the term for a representative?

2 years

7

what are the qualifications for a representative?

At least 25 years old,
Citizen for 7 years,
Lives in the state they are elected from

8

At least how many representatives will there be per state?

1

9

The house of Rep. is limited to how many people since 1913

435

10

what is enumeration?

a count of citizens

11

vacancies in the house are filled by what?

a special election called by the state's governor

12

who is the leader of the house of reps.

the Speaker of the House

13

These are the 4 sole powers of which house of Congress: Originate bill of revenue, Elect the President if the Electoral College fails to do so, Present charges of impeachment, Govern its own operations

House of Representatives

14

what is the term for a senator

6 years

15

how many senators are there from each state?

2

16

who are the senators appointed by and what changed this

the people and the 17th amendment

17

what are the qualifications to be a senator?

At least 30 years old, Citizen of the U.S. for 9 years, Live in state they are elected from

18

what is the job of the Vice President/President Pro Tempore

preside over the Senate and votes only in the event of a tie

19

what is impeachment?

removal from office

20

who brings impeachment charges?

the House

21

who serves as the jury for impeachment trials

Senate

22

who serves as a judge for impeachment trials?

Chief Justice if the President is being tried

23

These are the sole powers of which house: Ratifies treaties by two-thirds vote, Elect the Vice President if the Electoral College fails to do so, Try impeachment cases, Confirm appointments made by the President, Govern its own operations

Senate

24

at least how many times does Congress have to meet?

1

25

when is the General Election

Tuesday following the first monday in November of even numbered years

26

what does quorum mean

1 more than half (51/100 and 218/435)

27

where are records of all proceedings kept?

Congressional Record

28

where are Congressional salaries paid from?

U.S. Treasury

29

All revenue (tax) laws must begin in which house?

House of Representatives

30

how does a bill become a law?

it must be passed by both houses and signed by the President