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United States Constitution January 23, 2016 Preamble This Constitution is established to protect the rights of the citizens of the United States for the current and future generations. Article I – Legislative Section 1 o Congress has Senate and House of Representatives and have all powers. Section 2 o The House of Representatives is comprised of qualified people voted from each state two years. o Must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the U.S. for at least 7 years, and must live in the state they represent. o The number of Representatives per state is based on population, size, etc. At most, 1 for every 30000 citizens. Each state must have at least one Representative. o Each empty position must be filled in via voting. (Writs of Election) o The House of Representatives must choose their positions and may impeach at any moment. Section 3 o The Senate must have two Representatives per state chosen by the Legislature and replaced every six years. o A third is replaced every two years. o Must be at least 30 years old, a citizen for at least 9 years, and must live in the state they represent. o Vice President of the U.S. is the President of the Senate, but has no vote unless it pertains to being even. o The Senate chooses offices including a President replacement. o For impeachments, two thirds of the members must be present, and if pertains to the President, the Chief Justice will become involved. Section 4 o The voting events per state will be decided by the Legislature and may result in change. o Congress must assemble on the first Monday in December unless any official change must be made. Section 5 o Both Houses are in charge of the judge of elections, members and agendas, but may also be done in smaller groups.
o Each House may create their own rules and remove members with the vote of at least two-thirds of the House. o Each House must have a journal of the discussions and must publish them unless they require secrecy. o No House may be adjourned for more than three days unless given the permission of the other House and in the original place of the Houses. Section 6 o The Senators and Representatives are all paid, may be excused from legal penalization (unless treason) and shall not be questioned. o No Senator or Representative can be a member of the other House or a worker in office during their serVice. Section 7 o All bills should come from the House of Representatives but may be amended by the Senate. o If a bill is passed by both Houses, then it goes to the President for approval. If he approves it, it becomes a law. If it comes back, then it must go through amendments then through both Houses before becoming a law. If the President does not return the bill in ten days, it shall become a law. (System: Yea/Nay) o Everything must be presented to the President before approval after approval of both Houses.

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