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- Discover what a legislature is and how it functions.
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1. The Powers & Functions of Legislatures
The following lesson will describe the common structure of most legislatures, as well as discuss their main powers and functions. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
2. Congress vs. Parliament: Main Differences
In this lesson, we will review the major differences between Congress and Parliament. We will take a closer look at why these differences exist and how they affect decision-making in those particular democratic countries.
3. The Purpose of Legislative Committees
The following lesson will discuss the purpose that small groups, or committees, have in passing laws in a legislature. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
4. What is the House of Representatives? - Definition & Members
The House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress. The House and the Senate work together on bills to give to the president to put into law. Learn why we have the House of Representatives and what it is in this lesson.
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