Congressional Reapportionment: Implications and Predictions for 1990
Parsons, Leigh M.
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This thesis will focus on congressional reapportionment as an active force in American politics since the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Questions surrounding legislative apportionment have arisen at every level of government, from city and county commissions to the United States House of Representatives, and have been answered by statesmen such as George Washington, by both state and federal courts, and by the legislatures themselves. The examination of these questions is the purpose of this thesis. Beginning with the Constitutional Convention, the major theories regarding legislative apportionment in the United States will be discussed and the implications of these theories analyzed. The projections of the 1990 census and its effect on reapportionment procedures will be fully discussed and will include an analysis of the projections for change in the apportionment of the House of Representatives. The implications of various issues on the reapportionment procedures will also be examined.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.