Similarities Between The Legislative Branch

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Government in the United States is like a traffic light; there are three different parts that are all separated to serve many different powers through which society abides by. All three branches are extremely important foundations of American Government, beginning with the Legislative Branch. The Legislative Branch is an essential part of our government that is responsible for making laws and framing public policies. This branch is made up of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Legislative Branch of the United States is bicameral for important reasons with each house having similarities and differences.

First and foremost, the Constitution creates a bicameral legislature for three reasons. Historically, the Constitution was influenced upon the British Parliament, which consisted of two houses since the 1300s, and many colonial assemblies were similar in form. Practically, a bicameral legislature was necessary to compromise the Virginia and New Jersey plans of representation. Theoretically, the Framers favored a bicameral Congress in order that one house
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One major similarity is the purpose. Although the House of Representatives and the Senate are apart of their own separate house, they both were created for the same purpose, for representation and lawmaking. Another major similarity between the two houses is the branch that they are within, the Legislative Branch. Even though this fact for many is the most obvious, it plays as one of the main comparisons that brings them together. The last major similarity is the individual’s place of residence. In both the House of Representatives and the Senate, one of the qualifications that the Constitution says is that the member of the House and the Senator must be an inhabitant of the State from which he or she is elected in. These are just some of the many similarities that our bicameral legislature have in

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