The Legislative branch (The Senate and the House of Representatives) come up with the ideas and they get these ideas from the voters ( constituents) They propose laws to the next branch the Executive Branch (The President) in a written paper called a bill. The idea is not law yet a bill is an idea that can become a law. If the President decides to sign it.
There are two house in the Legislative Branch.
The House of Representatives and the Senate.
Both groups are elected by the people.
The House serves for two two years and the Senate senate serves 6 years.
Then they have to be reelected.
Each state gets two senators.
The House of Representatives is dependent on population. A state gets as many representative based on how many people live in the state. For example New York has 29 representative while Hawaii has 1.
The House deals with bills that involved spending and money.
The Senate deals with bills that involved foreign affairs. Declaring war or making treaties with other countries.
The Senate also confirms court appointees and the president’s cabinet members.
Using the above Paragraph Answer the following questions:
- What two houses make up the Legislative Branch?
- What is their main job?
- How do we pick members of the Legislative Branch?
- How long do senators serve (term)?
- How long do members of the House of Representatives serve?
- How many senators does each state get?
- How many representatives do each state get?
Bonus question which part of the legislative branch confirms court and presidential appointees?