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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BY: YVETTE CORONA. United States Bicameral Legislature Congress is made up of two parts; the Senate and the house of Representatives.

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1 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BY: YVETTE CORONA

2 United States Bicameral Legislature Congress is made up of two parts; the Senate and the house of Representatives Japan Bicameral Legislature The National diet is made up of two parts; the House of Councillors and the House of Representatives STRUCTURE SIMILARITIES

3  Make laws  Impeach officials  Select the president/minister  Override bills by two thirds of vote SIMILARITIES- POWERS

4 United States Members from The House of Representatives and from The Senate are elected by percent of vote by party Japan Members of The House of Representatives and The house of Councillors are elected by percent of vote by party OTHER SIMILARITIES…

5 United States The Senate is made up 100 members The House of Representatives is made up 435 members Japan House of Councillors is made up of 242 members The House of Representatives is made up of 480 members DIFFERENCES –MEMBERS

6 United States  The Senate- 6 year terms  House of Representatives- 2 year terms Japan  House of Councillors- Fixed 6 year terms  The house of Representatives- Maximum 4 year terms DIFFERENCES-OFFICE TERMS

7 United States  Senate = Equal representation  House of Representatives = Proportional representation Japan  Both houses use proportional representation DIFFERENCES-REPRESENTATION


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