Today In History- April 5

Today In History- April 5

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U.S. President Washington vetoes a bill designed to apportion representatives among U.S. states.

U.S. Representative bill vetoed by President Washington.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

As one of his first directives in office, on Apr. 5, 1792, President Washington vetoed a bill to apportion representatives in the United States.  This early version of the House of Representatives mirrored the idea of equal representation in Congress, and remained a subject of continued debate.


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