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Article I: The Legislative Branch— Elections, Powers, Legislative Process (Sections 4, 5, 6 and 7)

February 21, 2014 By NCC Staff

Article I of the Constitution defines the role of Congress, the federal legislative branch. Section 4 gives defines how elections are held for Congress. Section 5 defines powers and duties of the House of Representatives and Senate; Section 6 defines the rights of members, and Section 7 defines the legislative process.

Article I: The Legislative Branch—Congress (Sections 1, 2 and 3)

February 21, 2014 By NCC Staff

Article I of the Constitution defines the role of Congress, the federal legislative branch. Section 1 gives legislative powers to a bicameral Congress. Section 2 defines the roles and responsibilities of the House of Representatives; Section 3 defines the basic role of the Senate.

Next 10 Amendments: Term limits for Congress?

June 20, 2013 By NCC Staff

As part of our “Next 10 Amendments” debate series, we’re asking our readers if it’s time for a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms served by members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Can you pass a Bill of Rights quiz?

May 22, 2013 By NCC Staff

How much do you know about the basic facts about the Bill of Rights? Take our 10-question quiz and find out now!

In search of the 28th amendment to the Constitution

May 2, 2013 By Scott Bomboy

A Tennessee congressman has raised eyebrows in a controversial speech to add a 28th amendment to the Constitution. The effort is the latest attempt to change a document that almost seems unchangeable.

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