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Proposal to create a unicameral legislature with equal representation?

It was the New Jersey Plan that proposed the idea of an unicameral legislature with equal representation. It was ultimately rejected.


How did the New Jersey plan of representation say representation should be based?

The states were given equil amounts of representation, regardless of the population. That would mean the representation would be based on the individual states, and not the population.the New Jersey plan had 3 branches (legislatiure, Execultive, judiceal)the legislature is a unicameral(one house)it was proposed by William Pattersonthis plan was liked by the small population but rejected by the large population states


Does Oklahoma have a unicameral legislature?

Yes. Oklahoma does have a unicameral legislature.


A unicameral legislature?

A legislature is unicameral if it consists of only one house


What is wrong with a unicameral legislative body?

There is absolutely no issue with having a unicameral legislature. Many countries do just fine with a unicameral legislature (Sweden, South Korea, Portugal) or have a bicameral legislature where the upper chamber does practically nothing making a de facto unicameral legislature (Spain and United Kingdom).The argument for having a bicameral legislature in a place like the United States is to balance state and national interests, by giving states equal representation in one body and nationally-allocated representation based on population in other body. It also provides for the legislature to self-check. In many countries, the executive is more powerful, serving the purpose of the self-check, or there are no internal divisions that have unique legislative rights, so balancing national and state divisions is unimportant.


What is a unicameral legislature?

A unicameral legislature is a type of government that only has one house or chamber. The state of Nebraska is the only state that has a unicameral legislature.


Do most states have a unicameral legislature?

No, most US states have a bicameral legislature, with two legislative bodies/chambers. A unicameral legislature has a single body/chamber. Nebraska switched to a unicameral legislature in 1934 and is the only US state to currently have a unicameral legislature.


Do most states of the US have a unicameral legislature?

No, only Nebraska has a Unicameral legislature.


The congress under the Virgina plan?

The Congress under the Virginia plan would have been a unicameral legislature with representation based on a state's population like the House of Representatives that we have today.


What is a one house legislature called?

unicameral A one house legislature is a unicameral. A two house legislature is a bicameral.


What is the difference between a unicameral and a bicameral legislature?

A bicameral legislature, which the US uses, consists of two houses in Congress (the Senate and the House of Representatives). It allows for all classes to be represented and essentially creates "fairness" for states, regardless of the size. Unicameral legislatures are common in Communist states. They do not allow for equal representation of the lower classes. It consists of one chamber, or house.


What state has a unicameral legislature?

Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral legislatureNebraska


What is an one house legislature called?

UnicameralA one-house legislature is called a unicameral legislature. A two-house legislature is commonly referred to as a bicameral legislature.



What is a Single chamber legislature?

a single-chamber legislature is a unicameral


Is Florida's legislature bicameral or unicameral?

Florida is a Bicameral Legislature



Is Colorado's state legislature unicameral?

Colorado is not a unicameral state. Only Nebraska is.


A one-house legislature is called a legislature?

No....its called a Unicameral. [:


Does the US have a unicameral legislature?

No, it has a bicameral legislature: the House of Representatives, and the Senate.


The only state in the union without a bicameral legislature is?

Nebraska has a unicameral legislature with 49 members. Nebraska previously had a bicameral legislature up until 1936 but due to problems a unicameral legislature was created.


What was the only state that currently has a unicameral?

Nebraska Legislature is the only state that currently has a unicameral?


Which is the only state with a one-house legislature?

A one house legislature is called a unicameral legislature. The State of Nebraska is currently the only state that has such a legislature. Guam and the Virgin Islands also have unicameral legislatures.


Is the United States Legislature considered bicameral?

Yes. It solved a dispute among the states to make it so. Small states (according to population) worried about not having any say if the legislature were unicameral with representation only based on population. The large states (according to population) thought by right of majority rule they should have more say. Thus the creation of the house of reps where representation is based on a state's population and the senate where each state gets two senators no matter the size of the state.



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