Seeking comments or suggestions on "The Minimum and Maximum Size of the U. S. House of Representatives"
Very few people realize that the Bill of Rights document on display at the National Archives contains twelve amendments (not ten) that were proposed by the first congress in September of 1789.
What people think of as the ten amendments of the Bill of Rights are actually the third through the twelfth articles proposed in that document. The second of the twelve was not ratified until 200 years later as the 27th amendment. However, the very first amendment proposed has been all but lost to history; therein lies a very interesting story which is briefly introduced at:
That web page also provides a link to a detailed historical analysis of Article the first which can be downloaded from:
The text of all twelve amendments is available at http://www.thirty-thousand.org/pages/BoR_text.htm.
For more general information, please read
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