Making Laws

Our Nation's Lawmakers

Who gets the important job of making laws? Congress! This is the legislature (or lawmaking group) for our country.

Congress is divided into two parts, the Senate and the House of Representatives. When the Constitution was written, a 2-part Congress was the topic of a huge fight! The large states wanted a legislature where representation was based on a state's population -- the more people a state had, the more power it would have. Guess who disagreed? The small states! They wanted a legislature where each state had an equal say. How was this resolved? By creating a Congress with two houses. Let's see how this actually works! 

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