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Friday, February 10, 2017

Gerrymandering

HW Reminder: Read 327-337 and take the reading quiz

Reapportionment & Redistricting Review

  1. What is the difference between reapportionment and redistricting?
  2. What has the recent reapportionment trend been geographically speaking?
  3. How does reapportionment also affect the election of the president?
  4. In most states, who is responsible for drawing district lines? What are some of the other alternatives?
  5. What federal guidelines are there for drawing districts?



Gerrymandering, or the drawing of district lines in a partisan manner to gain a political advantage, is a common practice among elected officials regardless of party. Today, we will look at this political tactic, its criticisms, and proposed reforms.












 Articles: 

Vox Explains: Gerrymandering

This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see.

America's Most Gerrymandered Districts

Here's What America Would Look Like Without Gerrymandering




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