House of Rep and Senate Chart

Updated: 1/26/2021
House of Rep and Senate Chart
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Legislative Branch Lesson Plans

The Legislative Branch

Lesson Plans by Matt Campbell

When the Founding Fathers established the American government, they made a system of checks and balances so no one part of the government would have too much power. One of these, the Legislative Branch, was created to make laws, that the other two branches would enforce and judge.


The Legislative Branch

Storyboard Description

Create a chart comparing the House of Rep and the Senate

Storyboard Text

  • Number of Members
  • HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  • SENATE
  • The House of Representatives currently has 435 members. Each state gets a certain number of reps based on its population. For example, Alaska has 1 representative, and California has 53!
  • There are 100 Senators in Congress. Each state has 2 Senators, regardless of its population.
  • Re-Elect Matthew Turner for Senate!
  • Length of Term
  • Representatives are elected to a new term every 2 years. However, there is no limit to how long a member can remain in the House, as long as they continue to get re-elected.
  • Senators are elected for a 6 year term. There is no limit to how many terms can be served, as long as the person continues to get re-elected.
  • Requirements
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was only 29 years old when she was elected as one of New York's representatives in 2018. She was re-elected in 2020.
  • JFK was only 36 years old when he became Senator for Massachusetts in 1953.
  • In order to run for a spot in the House of Representatives, a person must be at least 25 years old, have US citizenship for the last 7 years, and be a resident of the state they wish to represent.
  • In order to run for a spot in the Senate, a person must be at least 30 years old, have US citizenship for the last 9 years, and be a resident of the state they wish to represent.