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Edited by: Deborah Kalb

In: Guide to U.S. Elections 7th Edition

Chapter 21: House Elections

Edited by: Deborah Kalb

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483380346.n24

Subject: Elections

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House Elections
House elections

The authors of the U.S. constitution recognized that the new government needed an executive to carry out the laws and a judiciary to resolve conflicts arising from them. But it was Congress, the lawmaking body, that the Founders designed to be the heart of the new Republic. There was little question that the new Congress should be bicameral, in accordance with the practice of the English Parliament, which was followed by most ...

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