Questions tagged [bicameral]

Questions about legislatures that have 2 separate assemblies, chambers or houses

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Why are US state legislatures (as opposed to the federal one) bicameral?

The federal legislature in the USA is bicameral, with the Senate (supposedly) representing states, with equal voting power among state, and the House of Representatives (supposedly) representing the ...
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Why is US legislation formulated independently by both chambers?

In the US - at the federal and AFAIK the state level - pieces of legislation are put forward in two versions, independently, before the two legislative bodies; each version is discussed, debated and ...
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Are there ways to keep the majority in check in a unicameral legislative system?

Are there ways to setup a legislative system that keeps the ruling majority in check without needing to split the body up into a bicameral pair of chambers? I know bicameral systems aren't perfect, ...