Legislative Branches of NC and US


North Carolina Legislative Branch

  • Consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives
  • Another name for the NC General Assembly
  • First met in Raleigh in 1794
  • In the House of Representatives there are 120 members and in the Senate there are 50 members
  • Every official member is elected


  1. Both have a House of Representatives and Senate
  2. Both make the laws
  3. Both have elected officials in their houses

The United States Legislative Branch

  • It is discussed in the first article in the US Constitution
  • The Congress writes the law
  • Has a House of Representatives and a Senate
  • 100 Senators total with 2 from each state
  • The Representatives in the House of Representatives is based on the population of the state they are representing as per the Great Compromise