I'm English so forgive my ignorance, but what is the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Sort of like the difference between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Except the Senate here is elected by the general public of the states they represent as opposed to being appointed. The "House" (House of Representatives) have two year terms and are generally considered closer to public opinion. The Senate serves six year terms, there are only two from each state, and is based largely on your concept of the House of Lords in that they're there to moderate the more grassroots type of legislation the more populist House puts forth. Both the Senate and the House of Lords were created because our leaders didn't necessarily trust public opinion. 

  • CURLY
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    The House of Representatives are based on  each States population (50) in the U.S., a 4 year term.

    The U.S. Senate is comprised of 100 Senators(2 for each state), a 6 year term.

    They Comprise Congress/the Legislative Branch.

    Source:

    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/a-what-are-branches

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