Constitution Packet-Tracy Li.docx - Name_Tracy Li Class Period_3A AP Government THE US CONSTITUTION STUDY GUIDE Available at www.constitutioncenter.org

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Name _____Tracy Li ________________ Class Period __3A _____ AP Government THE US CONSTITUTION STUDY GUIDE Available at: Directions: Read the US Constitution and complete the following questions directly on this handout. PART I: THE OVERALL STRUCTURE OF THE CONSTITUTION 1. Read each article of the Constitution. Summarize the general purpose or subject of each article in one sentence in the chart below. Article I Congress is the legislative branch of the government and is divided into a bicameral legislature with the house of representatives and the senate. Article II the president is the executive branch of government and they carry out and enforce federal laws. Article III the judicial branch of the government include the Supreme court and lower court that are created by congress and they use judicial review to see if act is constitutional or not. Article IV it outlines the relationship between each state, the relationship between states and federal government, gave congress to admit new states as well as the territories/federal lands, and citizenship of the people. Article V the constitution could only be altered by proposal of an amendment(s) and subsequent ratification. Article VI it established laws/treaties, making it the supreme law of the land, forbid religious test requirements for holding office, and responsible for the debts in the US. Article VII it sets the number of state ratifications required in order for the constitution to be ratified. 2. Compare Article I with Article II and Article III. Which article is longer and more detailed? _____A rticle I _ _____. Based on this, which branch of government do you think the founding fathers felt was the most important? The ___ Legislative ____ branch. 3. ARTICLE I, SECTION 2: This article provides info on the House of Representatives: a. How long is a term of office for a member of the House (i.e. there is an election for a member of the House every how many years)? ___2 years __ b. Being elected to the House: i. How old must one be to be elected to the House? __ 25 ______ ii. Where must one reside to be elected to the House?__state they represent __ 1. Must they live in the district they represent or just in the state that contains the district? ____just in the state that contain the district ___ iii. How long must one have lived in the US to be elected to the House? _7 years_
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c. Article I, Section 2 also states that the House of Representatives shall have the “sole Power of __Impeachment__ ”. 4. ARTICLE I, SECTION 3: This article provides info on the Senate: a. How many Senators does each state get? ____two senator s ____ b. How long is a term of office for a Senator? ____six years __ c. IMPORTANT!!! Who chooses the Senators? ______Legislature _________ d. Requirements to be a Senator: i. How old must one be to be chosen to the Senate? __30 years ___ ii. Where must one reside to be chosen to the Senate?__state they represent__ iii. How long must one have lived in the US before one can be chosen to the Senate? __9 years __ *** IMPORTANT: Did you notice the difference in the wording between how one becomes a member of the House and how one becomes a member of the Senate??
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