US House of Representatives

The number of people represented by each member of the U.S. House of Representatives has more than
tripled since the size of the House grew to 435 members in the early 20th Century. Should the number of
congressional representatives be increased in the House right now? Would representation be improved if more
representatives were added? Is there a limit to the size the House can reach before it cannot operate
effectively and efficiently as a legislative body?
Essay Instructions:
The purpose of the project is to provide students an opportunity to discuss a key political science concept and
to show a basic understanding of academic research and reporting skills. The project consists of producing an
essay of at least 750 words on one of the provided topics (see below), as well as works cited page with at
least three sources containing information used in the essay (note: there must be a parenthetical citation at the
end of each sentence that contains information from a source). The assignment is to be formatted according to
the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Students should research this style in order to properly format
the assignment (see the Purdue Online Writing Lab).

Sample Solution