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Various American states and the federal Constitution set a rule that only allowed representatives from the House of Representatives to be proportional to the population of each state.
This way, a state with a high population would have a lot more representatives than a state with a low population. This made the legislative bodies more responsive to the wishes of the majority as the number of people per state who wanted a certain representative meant much more than each person in the United States wanting their own represenative.
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Dec 8th, 2015
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