State legislature (United States)
What is in them[change | change source]
What they do[change | change source]
State legislatures do similar things as the U.S. Congress does, only for each state.
State legislatures have the power to ratify an amendment of the United States Constitution.
History[change | change source]
The first American legislature was created in 1619 by the Virginia House of Burgesses.
References[change | change source]
- Hodson, Tim; Tucker, Harvey J.; Garrett, John; Vanlandingham, Gary R.; Mo, Stephen Davis; Nv, Kathy Fosnaugh; Mo, Jackie Hord; Va, Bruce Jamerson (2005). JUDGING LEGISLATURES (PDF). Journal of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries.