State legislature (United States)
What is in themEdit
What they doEdit
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.
The first American legislature was created in 1619 by the Virginia House of Burgesses.
- 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.