The Articles of the Constitution: An Outline The articles of the constitution defined what powers a branch did and did not have and how certain problems were to be handled. Article 1 The first article stated the powers of the three government branches. Section 1: The Legislative Branch This section stated that congress was to be made up of two parts, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Section 2: The House of Representatives This section decides how often representatives are chosen, how long a representative can stay in office, how many representatives per state, what will happen if a senator vacates his/her post, how a speaker is chosen, and the house's ability to impeach. Section 3: The Senate This states that has to senators in the senate, there will be a new election for one-third of the senate every 2 years, age and citizenship rules to become a senator, the Vice President is the president of senate, the senate shall choose their own officers and a president in case the Vice President cannot fill their duties, and senates power to impeach. Section 4: Organization of Congress Says the way of choosing senators and representatives is up to the state alone, congress shall assemble at least once a year. Section 5: The House's Jobs Each house will be the judge of their own elections and qualifications of it members. Each house may determine the rules of it proceedings, and punish its members for disorderly behavior. Each House shall keep a journal of it's proceedings.
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