Reading the Documents Assignment-Congress

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Reading the Documents Congress and the Constitution This is NOT a required assignment. It’s for your study only. Congress is mentioned in Article I (one) and Amendments XVII (17), XX (20) and XXV (25). (You may also want to review Chapter 11 and the sections of Chapter 2 which address the Great Compromise for additional information) So, to begin, read Article I (one) and Amendments XVII (17), XX (20), and XXV (25). Then answer the following questions. 1. On which date does a new Congress take office? 2. List the three constitutional qualifications to be a U.S. Senator. 3. List the three constitutional qualifications to be a U.S. House Representative. 4. How long is one term of a U.S. House Representative? Of a U.S. Senator? 5. How often is the U.S. Census to be performed? What is the main purpose of the U.S. Census? 6. List one of the powers of Congress. 7. How were U.S. Senators initially chosen? 8. How are U.S. Senators chosen today?
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Unformatted text preview: When did this change go into effect? 9. Who (or what) pays the salaries of members of Congress? 10. What constitutes a “quorum” in either the House or the Senate? For that matter, what is a “quorum”? If you don’t know the answer to this question, look it up in the dictionary. 11. According to the Great Compromise (and the U.S. Constitution), how are representatives divided between the states (in other words, what determines how many U.S. Representatives each state is granted)? According to the Great Compromise (and the U.S. Constitution), how many U.S. Senators does each state have? 12. According to the U.S. Constitution, who is the President of the U.S. Senate? 13. Explain the only circumstance in which the President of the Senate will be allowed to vote. 14. After Congress has voted to raise its salary, when can that raise go into effect?...
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course POL SCI 101 taught by Professor Baker during the Summer '10 term at KCTCS.

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