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date: 15 December 2019

Federal Government, Legislative Branch 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Wendy WolffWendy Wolff, Wendy WolffWendy Wolff, Ross K. BakerRoss K. Baker, Paul S. BoyerPaul S. Boyer

Overview

Senate

House of Representatives

The legislative branch of the U.S. government—the Congress—is a bicameral legislature composed of the House of Representatives, whose membership is based on proportional representation, and the Senate, made up of two members from each state. This arrangement resulted from a compromise at the ... ...

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