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Representatives, how chosen.

Qualification of Re presentatives

Section. 2. The House of Reprez sentatives shall be composed of Mem= bers chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the

Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

"NoPerson shall be a Representas tive who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five years, and been seven years a Citizen of the Uenited | States, and who shall not, when elected.|| be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several

States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective

Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of

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Apportionment of Representatives and direct taxes.

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Census ev ery ten years.


free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enu= meration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the Ucnited States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Mbanner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall | be made, the State of New Hamp= shire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rohode-S sland and Providence Plantations one, Con= necticut five, New-York six, New

Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland sir, Virginia



Vacancies, how filled

Representatives choose of ficers and bring impeachments.

Constitution of the united STATES.
ten, North Carolina five, South Car
rolina five, and Georgia three.

When vacancies happen in the Re-
presentation from any State, the Exe-
cutive Authority thereof shall issue
Writs of Election to fill such Vacan-
cies. .

The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers ; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. . .

Section. 3. The Senate of the Unia
||ted States shall be composed of two

Senators from each State, chosen by
the Legislature thereof, for six years;
and each Senator shall have one Vote.

Immediately after they shall be
assembled in Consequence of the first

Election, they shall be divided as |equally as may be into three Classes.

The Seats of the Senators of the first

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Vacancies, how filled

Class shall be vacated at the Expiras tion of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by space Roesignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make tempo= | rary Appointments until the next

Moeeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies. | No Person shall be a Senator || Qualifier who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine years la Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, le an In= habitant of that State for which he shall be chosen..

The Vice President of the Uonited



Qualifications of senators.


Vice President to preside,

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States shall be President of the Sen=|| ate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tem=

pore, in the Absence of the Vice Press ident, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the Uonited States.

. The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside : And no Person shall be con= victed without the Concurrence of two| thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualifica-||

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Judgment or impeachment.

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