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1. Why did the Framers of the Constitution create a bicameral legislature?

2. Was part of the reason for a two-house legislature the idea that it would be more difficult to pass legislation, therefore serving as a check on a runaway legislature?

3. What impact does this have today? Is it easy for Congress to agree on legislation?

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The theory of bicameral, or two-chamber, legislative model has roots which go back to ancient lands of Sumer, Greece, India and Rome. More recognizable bicameral legislatures arose in medieval Europe, where one chamber represented the aristocracy and the other chamber represented the common folk.

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The solutions provides answers and advise to the questions presented in the original problem in relation to the American Congress and the country's Constitution.