Congressional Apportionment Amendment

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Congressional Apportionment Amendment  (1789) 
There have been over ten thousand attempts to amend the United States Constitution, but only 27 attempts have succeeded. This pending amendment was proposed 28 September 1789 and is part of the United States Bill of Rights.
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Article the first...After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than one hundred Representatives, nor less than one Representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of Representatives shall amount to two hundred; after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall not be less than two hundred Representatives, nor more than one Representative for every fifty thousand persons.