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POWERS OF CONGRESS STUDY GUIDE (P) 14.1
SECTIONS C, H, AND S

 
SECTION C.   POWERS OF CONGRESS (BOTH HOUSES)

 

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?