Representaion in congress

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

    Textbook: Chapter 11, 12
    Lesson
    Minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Instructions

Research the proportion of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and openly gay or lesbian members of Congress.

    Reflect on what these patterns say about the nature of representation.
    Why do some groups tend to be underrepresented in Congress?
    Why do you see a trend in which more women and minorities are being represented?
    Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?
    How might we as a people address this situation and strive towards equal representation? Make sure to cite sources used.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

    Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
    1-inch margins
    Double spaced
    12-point Times New Roman font
    Title page
    References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to textbook if cited)

Grading

This activity will be graded based on the Written Assignment Grading Rubric

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