Friday, January 10, 2014

Fact of the Day: Congressional House Limit

While the U.S. Senate is represented by two Senators of each U.S. state, the House of Representatives are represented based on a state's population. The first congress had only 59 representatives, and grew along with the country's population. However Congress in 1911 prevented that number from going higher than 435 regardless of population.

16 comments:

Margaret D said...

I guess it had to stop somewhere with the number of people.

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Ramakrishnan said...

Interesting facts !

DWei said...

Not sure if this is really representative of the population though...

Bob Bushell said...

That is the fault of America, ha ha ha, lol.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh I had no idea about the 435 limit. Interesting!

Unknown said...

Intresting facts, hun *_*

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Christine said...

may be a good thing.

DeniseinVA said...

I learn a lot coming here. Thank you Adam!

Pilar Domínguez said...

This is a very interesting post, Adam because I never understand about politics. Kisses:)

Pat Hatt said...

Bet there is a lot of hot air in there

stephen Hayes said...

Thanks. I knew there was a limit but I didn't know how or when this came about.

Anna-Alina said...

In my country it's about 350 representatives... maybe.

Dana said...

LOL Love Pat's comment! I agree. :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

Limits are always a good thing. Especially in politics!

Kay said...

I imagine they wouldn't be able to fit anymore into the chambers. Besides, there's already a gridlock as it is.