1 Congress and the President Nicole Hopper Pol/115 August 12, 2019 David Diamond
2 Congress and the President When the founding fathers created the government, they decided to make sure that no one person has absolute power. They decided that powers needed to be split up into two separate houses. These chambers would be called the House of Representatives and the Senate and it is known as a bicameral structure. These chambers were given equal power but had separate jobs. They would be required to work together to ensure that laws were established and passed but also restricted power of the President. The Senate and the House of Representatives The Senate is the smaller of the two houses and is often referred to as the upper house. It houses 100 seats, two senators for each state. The terms of a United States Senator are six years. During sessions in the Senate, issues that are not relevant to an issue may be discussed. The debates are not timed when in a Senate session. The requirements to be a U.S. Senator are that they must be a citizen of the United States for nine years, must live within the district that they are elected for, and they must be 30 years of age or older. The House of Representatives consists of 435 members. The number of representatives is determined by the population of a state but is maxed out at 435 for the entire U.S. Each representative serves a two-year term. The House deals with financial bills or bills that help raise money. During an assembly at the House only the necessary topics are discussed. There is an age limit and restrictions to be a representative. The official must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the United States for at least seven years and must live within their elected district.
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