Congress Notes


Why did the Founders create a bicameral legislature?

They wanted to create a balance of power in the government.

  • The legislative branch of Congress meets at the U.S. Capitol Building.
  • The House of Representatives is most closely connected to the citizens.
    • The Cup & Saucer Theory: House is the cup, Senate is the saucer(they have "cooler heads").

How do political parties play a role in Congress?


  • Political parties are very important.
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