Why do some states have more representatives than others?
Its based on population.If a state has a larger population then they will have more representatives
Some states have more representatives than others do to the fact that some states have more citizens in them then others. The reason for more representatives for more people is to show that this state should have more of a say because it has more people. Thus more people that have a say in what is going on.
What if New York had more members than Rhode Island in both the senate and house of representatives?
There are 435 voting members in the US House with the number of members from each State apportioned based on the State population recorded by the US Census. No State has less than one Representative. California currently has 53 Representatives, Texas has 32, Florida has 25 and several states have only one.
Why was it hard for framers to agree on how many representatives a state should be able to send to congress?
The amount of representatives is based on the population of the state. If your state is more populated, you will receive a larger number of representatives. This is to even out the playing field. If you have two states and one has a population of 1,000,000 while the other has a population of 1,000 yet you only allow the same number of representatives to represent all the citizens in both states, that is unfair. However…
There are a total of 435 representatives in the US House of Representatives. Because the number for each state is apportioned by population, some states have more than others. All states must have at least 1, and the state with the most as of 2011 is California with 53. The total does not include 6 non-voting delegates from Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Marianas Islands.