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A Study Of Bicameral And Unicameral State Legislative Systems, With Special Reference To Utah's Needs, Wendell Bryan Anderson May 1940

A Study Of Bicameral And Unicameral State Legislative Systems, With Special Reference To Utah's Needs, Wendell Bryan Anderson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Legislatures originated to advise and subsequently to curb autocrats who claimed to rule under Divine mandate. The people's struggle through the centuries to build a bulwark against oppression and tyranny is particularized by Sparta's Senate, Athens Council and Assembly of Four Hundred, Rome's Senate of Elders and Comitis Curiate, Charlemangne's Imperial Assembly, and Saxon England's Witenagamot. The archeotype of America's lawmaking bodies, nevertheless, is not found in Greece or Rome, but rather in the British Parliament as it was anciently composed.