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Refers to the rules of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, including what constitutes a quorum and each state only having one vote.

Similar to the rules of the Convention, the United States Constitution requires a majority of each House of Congress (51%) for a quorum (Article 1, Section 5). Having a quorum present is often assumed, unless proven wrong by a roll call vote or quorum call.

Annotated by Jen on September 05, 2013

Following the rules of what constitutes a quorum under the Articles of Confederation, the Convention required seven states, or 51%, to be present in order to proceed. Each state, not each individual, was allowed one vote.

Annotated by Jen on September 05, 2013