Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
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.
Anderson, Wendell Bryan, "A Study of Bicameral and Unicameral State Legislative Systems, with Special Reference to Utah's Needs" (1940). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023. 1796.
Copyright for this work is retained by the student. If you have any questions regarding the inclusion of this work in the Digital Commons, please email us at .