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Question About the Legislative Branch

Loxd4

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These 3 questions have been pondering me for a while down can anyone help me?

*House of Representatives get elected every two year and the senate get ever six year why is that?

*What are the constitutional qualifications that are requirements for candidates seeking election to the Senate and House of Representatives. What additional requirements would you add to this list?

*What regulatory powers and enumerated power do congress have?

Please tell me if i am right or wrong on this "Congress get there money from the people in form of taxs?" Right
 

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Loxd4 said:
These 3 questions have been pondering me for a while down can anyone help me?
Is this for a school assignment?

Loxd4 said:
*House of Representatives get elected every two year and the senate get ever six year why is that?
The House of Representatives has always been accountable directly to the people, and therefore the people needed to be able to vote on them regularly. The Senate was considered more important and more prestigious, and was originally appointed by the states rather than directly elected. As such, they didn't need to be elected every two years since the state government wouldn't usually change enough in that length of time to change the senator.

Loxd4 said:
*What are the constitutional qualifications that are requirements for candidates seeking election to the Senate and House of Representatives. What additional requirements would you add to this list?
The qualifications for the House are to be 25 years old, a US citizen for 7 years, and a resident of the state one is representing.

The qualifications for the Senate are to be 30 years old, a US citizen for 9 years, and a resident of the state one is representing.

I wouldn't add any additional requirements. In fact I'd eliminate them. Any adult US citizen should be able to run for either House or Senate IMO. Let the voters decide whether or not they're qualified.

Loxd4 said:
*What regulatory powers and enumerated power do congress have?
US Constitution said:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

To establish post offices and post roads;

To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

To provide and maintain a navy;

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;--And

To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.
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Please tell me if i am right or wrong on this "Congress get there money from the people in form of taxs?" Right
That's correct.
 

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Yes, this is for a school assigniment aka research paper...and i know someone on the forums could help me. You wouldn't mind if i used you knowege.

Thank You
 

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it is a bit strange how you can vote but can't run for office until you are 25/30..is that democracy?
 
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