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Section 1

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Senators were elected by the people since

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1913-Amendment 17 Before 1913-State Governments Picked Senators.

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Special powers of the senate

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-Approve treaties (An agreement with other nations) made by the President. -Approve Presidential Appointments. Federal Judges Cabinet members(Advisors) Ambassadors our Reps in foreign countries -Senate Acts As The Jury For An impeachment trial

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Job of the President of the senate

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To break ties.

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Leader-President of the senate

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Joe Biden(Vice President)

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1/3 of the senate runs every

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2 yrs

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Senator qualifications

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-9 years a citizen -30 years old -live in the state you represent

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How many members are in the senate?

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100

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Senators term

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Unlimited amount of terms. 6 yrs long per term.

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Senate is called

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The smaller and upper house because it is harder to get in and it's prestigious.

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Main duty of the senate

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Make laws

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Quorum

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Quorum-1/2+1=51 Number of senators needed for a legal meeting

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Second in command-President Pro Tempore

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Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Longest surviving member of the majority party. The pro tempore is republican cause the Republican Party are the majority in the senate. Special Powers

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The senate is elected by

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The whole state

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How many senators per state

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2 and are favored more by smaller states.

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Who are Illinois senators?

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Richard Durbin(D) and Mark Kirk(R)

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