The Constitution for the United States of America

Article 4
Section 3 - Paragraph 1

New states may be admitted by the Congress into this union; but no new state shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state, nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned, as well as of the Congress.

This Paragraph establishes the restrictions on new States coming into the Union.

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