The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 3. The Senate

The United States Constitution

Article. I. (The Legislative Branch)
Section. 3. (The Senate)

Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment.

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof 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.

More



Pocket Constitution from TheCapitol.Net
A free download of our Pocket Constitution is available on Scribd.


The Five Thousand Year Leap: 28 Great Ideas That Changed the World

The Five Thousand Year Leap: 28 Great Ideas That Changed the World


The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on America

The American Patriot’s Almanac: Daily Readings on America


Pocket Constitution

Pocket Constitution


The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers


The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution


The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution


The Essential American: 25 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Own

The Essential American: 25 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Own


The Founders' Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It

The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It


Logical Foundations of Constitutional Liberty

Logical Foundations of Constitutional Liberty


The Reason of Rules: Constitutional Political Economy

The Reason of Rules: Constitutional Political Economy


Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788


Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice

Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice






For more than 35 years, TheCapitol.Net and its predecessor, Congressional Quarterly Executive Conferences, have been teaching professionals from government, military, business, and NGOs about the dynamics and operations of the legislative and executive branches and how to work with them.

Our on-site training, publications, and audio courses include congressional operations, legislative and budget process, communication and advocacy, media and public relations, testifying before Congress, research skills, legislative drafting, critical thinking and writing, and more.

TheCapitol.Net is on the GSA Schedule, 874-4, for custom on-site training. GSA Contract GS02F0192X

TheCapitol.Net is a non-partisan small business.

Teaching how Washington and Congress work ™

Select publications from TheCapitol.Net

2 Comments on "The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 3. The Senate"

Trackback | Comments RSS Feed