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  • A governing body that has the power to create and ratify laws. In the United States, the legislature exists as a distinct branch of government at the federal level. This is a separate entity from the executive and judiciary branches. The legislature is composed of Congress, which comprises the House of Representatives and the Senate, as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, Article 1.

    10.4135/9781412972024.n1453

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