The Bill of Rights is actually the popular name of the joint resolution passed by the first US Congress on September 25, 1789. The resolution proposed the first set of amendments to the Constitution. Then, as it is now, the process of amending the constitution requires that the resolution be “approved” or approved by “at least three-quarters”. Unlike the ten amendments that we know and cherish today as Bill of Rights, the resolutions submitted to the states in 1789 have proposed twelve amendments. When the votes of the 11 states were finally counted on December 15, 1791, only the last 10 of the 12 amendments had been approved. Therefore, the initial third amendment, the establishment of freedom of speech, press freedom, assembly, petitions and the right to a fair and speedy trial, became today’s First Amendment. The first amendment voted by the states in the original bill of rights did not define rights and freedoms, but instead proposed a ratio to determine the number of members represented by each member of the House of Representatives. The first first amendment (unapproved) was changed to read: “After the first enumeration of the first article of the Constitution, every 30,000 people should have one representative until the number is one hundred, after which the ratio is set by the National Assembly. The number of deputies shall not be less than 100, and the number of deputies shall not be less than one for every 40,000 until the number of deputies reaches 200; after that, the ratio shall be supervised by the National Assembly, and each 50,000 shall not be less than 200 representatives and no more than one representative. “If the amendment is approved, the number of members of the House of Representatives can now exceed 6,000, and the current number is 435. According to the latest census distribution, each member of the House of Representatives currently represents approximately 650,000 people.