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Article ONE: the LEGISLATIVE Branch

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Jacquelyn Whiting

on 25 March 2016

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Transcript of Article ONE: the LEGISLATIVE Branch

Lay and collect taxes
Regulate foreign and interstate commerce
Set rules of naturalization
Coin money; set standard weights & measures
Establish Post Offices
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
Declare war, raise and support armies, maintain a navy
make all laws necessary and proper for executing its powers
of Representatives
Article ONE:
TWO Chambers
The Congress SHALL:
435 Members
reps allocated according to state population
25 years old
live in the state
citizen for 7 years
How many REPS does CT have?
100 Senators
2 from each state
30 years old
citizen for 9 years
live in the state
6-year terms
staggered election cycle
Who are the
CT Senators?
and the Congress SHALL NOT:
The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year 1808, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importations, not exceeding 10 dollars for each person.

The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.

No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state.

No money shall be drawn from the treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.
No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no person holding any office or profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.

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