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There are/ 100 senators/ in Congress,/ two from each state./ All states have/ equal power/ in the Senate/ because each state has/ the same number/of senators./ States with a very small population have/ the same number/ of senators/ as states/ with very large populations./ The Framers/ of the Constitution made sure that/ the Senate would be/ small./ This would keep it/ more orderly/ than the larger House of Representatives./ As James Madison wrote/ in Federalist Paper #63,/ the Senate should be/ a “temperate/ and respectable body of citizens/” that operates/ in a “cool and deliberate” way./

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