POWERS OF CONGRESS STUDY GUIDE (P) 14.1
SECTIONS C, H, AND S
C1. Pass bills that are sent to the president
C2. DECLARE WAR
C3. Propose constitutional amendments that are sent to the states
C4. Provide services to constituents who request them [casework]
SECTION H. POWERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONLY
H1. Begin tax bills
H2. Begin spending bills
H3. Impeach presidents, U.S. Supreme Court members and and federal judges
SECTION S. POWERS OF THE US SENATE ONLY
S1. Confirm Presidential appointments
S2. Ratify treaties
S3. Try impeached presidents, U.S. Supreme Court members and federal judges
QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED FROM THE STUDY GUIDE ABOVE
Q1. Who declares war?
Q2. Who begins tax bills?
Q3. Which of Congress’ two houses impeaches Presidents, federal judges and justices?
Q4. Who ratifies treaties?
Q5. Who tries Presidents, federal judges, and justices after they have been impeached?
Q6. Does the President of the United States have the power to declare war?
Q7. Who confirms Presidential appointments?
Q8. Who passes bills that are then sent to the President?
Q9. Who begins spending bills?
Q10. Has a President of the United States ever declared war on another country?
Q11. Which house of Congress tried and acquitted William Jefferson Clifton in Washington D.C.?
Q12. Which house of Congress successfully impeached William Jefferson Clifton?
Q13. Which house of Congress can propose constitutional amendments?
Q14. Which house provides services to constituents who request them?