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This is the belief that the ultimate power of the government rests on the will of the people themselves. At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, this deal used parts of the "Virginia" plan and the "New Jersey" plan to create a Congress with 2 houses, one with representation based population and one with representation being equal. On July 25, 2000, President Clinton reported to Congress, "consistent with the War Powers Resolution," that combat-equipped US military personnel continued to participate in the NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, being deployed to Bosnia, and other states in the region in support of peacekeeping efforts in former Yugoslavia.

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