Making Laws

More people, more power

One part of Congress is the House of Representatives (“House” for short). The more people a state has, the more representatives it gets to send to the House. Each House member represents a district in his or her home state. The map to the right shows the House districts in the state of Texas.

Click on the link, then zoom and pan on the map to see your state’s districts. On the drop-down menu to the left of the map, select your state. Then scroll down to see all your state’s representatives! 

Response Question: 
  • How many Representatives does your state have in the House?
  • Why do you think legislative districts are different sizes?
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