Congressional reapportionment refers to the process by which seats in the House of Representatives are reallocated after every constitutionally mandated decennial census using a complex mathematical population formula th... More »

Reapportionment of representation in the United States occurs every 10 years, sometime after the decennial census. The process divides representatives among a state's population to have legislative districts as close to ... More »

Reapportionment reflects the population of a state by dictating the number of representatives and their political affiliation in Congress. Reapportionment also affects the number of electoral votes a state has in a presi... More »

The United States Constitution may be amended either by a two-thirds vote by the House of Representatives and the Senate followed by subsequent state level ratification or by a Convention called for by two-thirds of stat... More »

The Great Compromise at the Constitutional Convention ended the debate over congressional representation by establishing a two-branch legislature with each state represented equally in the Senate, and proportionately by ... More »

The Constitution can be amended if two-thirds of the House of Representatives and the Senate vote for the amendment and three-fourths of the state legislatures ratify it. The Constitution can also be amended if two-third... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

The 14th Amendment was passed by a 33 to 11 margin by the Senate on June 8, 1866, and the House of Representatives passed it on June 13, 1866, by a margin of 120 to 32. The amendment was ratified over two years later on ... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution