The system of checks and balances among branches of the federal government and between the two houses of Congress is also used in one way or another by every state. Forty-nine of the fifty states have bicameral, or two-house, legislatures. Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral, or one-house, legislature. What is one possible disadvantage of the unicameral feature of Nebraska’s legislative system?


The system of checks and balances, which prevents one group from gaining too much power, might not operate so well in Nebraska’s one-house legislature as it does in two-house state legislatures. In World War I, Russia, Britain, France, Italy, and the United States

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