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    the Great Depression occurred in 1929

    Same year Congress passed the Reapportionment Act of June 18, 1929. P. 287 U. S. 8.

    The provisions of the Reapportionment Act of August 8, 1911, requiring that congressional election districts be of contiguous and compact territory and, as nearly as practicable, of equal populations,

    Which had been included since 1842

    from the 1911 Act
    Sec. 3. That, in each state entitled under this apportionment to more than one Representative, the Representatives to the Sixty-third and each subsequent Congress shall be elected by districts composed of a contiguous and compact territory, and containing as nearly as practicable an equal number of inhabitants. The said districts shall be equal to the number of Representatives to which such state may be entitled in Congress, no district electing more than one Representative."

    "Sec. 4. That, in case of an increase in the number of Representatives in any state under this apportionment, such additional Representative or Representatives shall be elected by the state at large and the other Representatives by the districts now prescribed by law until such state shall be redistricted in the manner provided by the laws thereof and in accordance with the rules enumerated in section three of this Act, and if there be no change in the number of Representatives from a state, the Representatives thereof shall be elected from the districts now

    Further  in 1920, the Republicans removed the Democrats from power

     taking the presidency and both houses of Congress.

     Due to increased immigration
    and a large rural-to-urban shift in population
     from 1910 to 1920,

    the new Republican Congress refused to reapportion
     the House of Representatives with the traditional contiguous, single-member districts stipulations because such a reapportionment

     would have redistricted many House members out of their districts.

    A reapportionment in 1921 in the
    traditional fashion would have increased the size of the House to 483 seats,

     but many members would have lost their seats
    due to the population shifts,

    in 1920 the 19th Amendment was RATIFIED (Women's Vote)

    Since 1911 4 states have joined the Union increasing the SIZE of the Senate by 8 members
    YET the house remains the same SIZE for 312 Million people as it was for 91 Million

    In Shambala I can see the forests & the trees

    by Joseph Westfall on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 08:30:24 AM PDT

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