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The Senate Vs the House of Representatives

Erika Williams

Eng121

Brian Davis

04/29/2011

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The government of the United States is made up of three branches:

The legislative branch, the executive branch and the judicial

branch. The legislative branch, which is called Congress, is

responsible for making the laws. Congress is made up of two

houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. I present the

differences and similarities between these two houses of

congress.

There are many differences between the Senate and the House of

Representatives. The Vice President of the United States is over

the Senate. He must vote in the Senate if there is a tie. The House of

representatives’ leader is called the Speaker of the House. The

Representatives elect him or her.

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Another difference is that the Senate is made up of 100 Senator

Two from each state. The House of Representatives is made up of

435 representatives. The number of representatives

From each state is determined by that state’s population. The

Greater the population in a state, the more representatives that

State will have in the House. A third difference is that senators are

Elected to six-year terms, while representatives are elected to

Serve two-year terms. Every two years, the nation holds an election

For members of Congress. It is at this time when all the members of the

House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for reelection.

There are also similarities between the Senate and the House of

Representatives. Both houses of Congress are made

Up of men and women. Both...
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