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Why did framers of the constitution have two different parts of congress?

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Wiki User
12/17/2011

Assuming you mean two different "houses" of Congress -

It was a great compromise between delegates who insisted that states with larger populations should have more say than states with fewer ... and the counter argument that under such rule, larger states would essentially run the country (to the exclusion of more sparsely populated states, but who would be contributing to the national coffers).

So the Senate was created so that each and every state should have the same weighted vote, and the House of Representatives would be based upon volumes of people subject to a shorter term of office holder.

News commentators, when they claim the citizenry can overthrow the government every two years, are referring to the congressional ballot of the House of Representatives!