Was the articles of confederation unicameral or bicameral?
The Articles of Confederation, the first American system of national goverment, consisted of only a single (unicameral) legislative branch. This all changed during the formulation of the new Constution. The Great Compromise was chosen as the appropriate method of having a strong national government; the House of Representatives would be apportioned according to the populations of its states, whereas each state would have two members in the Senate. With the establishment of the Constitution and addition of the Senate in the legislative branch, the national government became bicameral.