Table of Contents
- 1 What does Article 1 Section 5 of the Constitution mean?
- 2 How is representation in the House of Representatives determined?
- 3 Which person has the most power in the House of Representatives?
- 4 What can Congress not do?
- 5 How is representation decided in the Senate?
- 6 What would happen if there was no government at all?
- 7 What is the difference between a senator and a governor?
What does Article 1 Section 5 of the Constitution mean?
In Article I of the Constitution, the Framers vest the legislative authority of the United States government in a bicameral Congress, and over the ten sections of the Article they systematically flesh out the structure, duties, and powers of that Congress. In Section 5, they grant Congress the power to govern itself.
How is representation in the House of Representatives determined?
The Constitution provides for proportional representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and the seats in the House are apportioned based on state population according to the constitutionally mandated Census.
Which person has the most power in the House of Representatives?
As presiding officer of the House of Representatives, the speaker holds a variety of powers over the House and is ceremonially the highest-ranking legislative official in the US government.
What does Section 6 Article 1 of the Constitution mean?
Article I, Section 6 also says that Senators and Representatives shall not be questioned in court or by the President for any speech or debate they give or participate in on the floor of the Senate or the House. This assures ample freedom of debate in Congress.
What does the Senate do that the House Cannot?
the House of Representatives. The House has the power to impeach (formally accuse) while the Senate tries impeachments. In addition, the Senate approves treaties and certain presidential appointments, such as ambassadors and Supreme Court Justices.
What can Congress not do?
What are things Congress cannot do? Expost facto laws (Congress cannot make a law and then charge somebody who already did it in the past). Writ of habeas corpus (Congress cannot arrest and charge someone without evidence of said crime). Bill of Attainder (Congress cannot jail someone without a trail).
How is representation decided in the Senate?
To balance the interests of both the small and large states, the Framers of the Constitution divided the power of Congress between the two houses. Every state has an equal voice in the Senate, while representation in the House of Representatives is based on the size of each state’s population.
What would happen if there was no government at all?
A society that has no government would be considered an anarchy. Government mediates disputes between people, provides basic services like roads, education and national security and enforces laws to discourage wrongdoing from being committed. All of these would not exist in a true anarchy.
Do Americans still rely on government?
Grossmann: Mettler finds that although Americans don’t like government, they’re relying upon it more than ever. Mettler: There is a paradox in American life today. On the one hand as is pretty well known, Americans don’t like government. They don’t trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right, most or all of the time.
Do Americans really not trust the government?
On the one hand as is pretty well known, Americans don’t like government. They don’t trust the federal government in Washington to do what is right, most or all of the time. And you know this has been a trend that’s been on the rise for decades. They don’t feel that government officials are responsive to people like them.
What is the difference between a senator and a governor?
Senator refers to a representative elected to the Senate (although if they’re not referred to ‘state senator’ it’s assumed the senator in question is part of the United States Senate). Governor is the elected official that is the head of the executive branch at the state level.