Article I, Section 3

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislaturethereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.

No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

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Published on October 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Article one establishes the powers of the congress, the legislature government and the federal government. Article one section three describes the terms for the senators, qualifications and impeachment. First off, the legislature would choose two senators for each state. The senators would get divided into three classes the first class would serve for two years, second class for four years and finally third class would serve for six years. This way every two years when the election period comes only one-third of the senate would be newly appointed. In case of resignation or death of a senator, the state governor (only if the legislature has previously approved) would temporarily appoint a replacement till an election was held. in order to be considered for a position in the senate one must be at least the age of thirty, citizen of the united states for nine years and must reside in the state representing. The vice president is the president of the senate and can only vote when there is a tie. The senate holds the power to impeach the president, when doing so they must be under oath. In order for the president to be convicted he/she must have two-thirds members of senate present. In case of impeachment the president would be removed from the office and no other punishment would be intact.


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