The speaker acts as leader of the House and combines several institutional and administrative roles and is by law second in line to succeed the President, after the Vice President.
The Constitution says that if you’re born in the United States, you are a U.S. citizen. President Donald Trump said in a recent interview he plans to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship for babies of non-citizens born on U.S. soil.
In 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia established equal representation in the Senate and proportional representation in the House of Representatives.
You’ve probably heard of the two partisan candidates, but did you know in all there are 28 people running for governor of Tennessee on the November 6 ballot?
If you aren’t already registered to vote, the deadline to do so and be eligible to vote in the November state general election in Tennessee is October 9.
Many citizens do not vote or participate in our government in other ways. Other people believe that citizens have a responsibility to participate. Deciding whether to participate and how much time to spend participating can include giving thought to several things.
County government in Tennessee is a creation of the state and conducts, by extension, many of the states rights as listed by the U.S. Constitution.
There have been more proposals for Constitutional amendments on changing the Electoral College than on any other subject.
In the summer of 1920 Tennessee's governor called a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to consider the issue - putting the state in the position to be the needed 36th "yes" for ratification.
Among the early pieces of legislation passed by the House was funding approval for the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803 and the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery in 1865, to the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women’s right to vote in 1919 and the Clean Water Act in 1972.
This week in Civics 101 we continue looking at our nation’s founding documents with a brief overview of the Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution.
This week’s Civics 101: the United States Congress, the basics. The election season is heating up for the Congressional races this fall. At stake are 470 seats — 35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats are up for election.
Do you know how many justices serve on the United State Supreme Court? How about how long they get to stay?
When first ratified in 1787, the U.S. Constitution did not provide for the right to vote. Several amendments since have established and expanded voting rights far beyond the just 6 percent some historians cite as the number eligible to vote in the nation’s first presidential election.