Humanities

From the Census to Gerrymandering

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    1. What is the U.S. Census?
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    In this lesson, explore the origin and purpose of the United States Census, and gain a clear understanding of its far-reaching impact on the country as a whole.

    In this lesson, explore the origin and purpose of the United States Census, and gain a clear understanding of its far-reaching impact on the country as a whole.

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    2. Congressional Apportionment
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    Apportionment decides how many seats in the House of Representatives each state gets. With demonstrations and explanations, this process is made easy to grasp.

    Apportionment decides how many seats in the House of Representatives each state gets. With demonstrations and explanations, this process is made easy to grasp.

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    3. Congressional Redistricting
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    Each member of the House of Representatives represents a single district. The process by which those districts are created is demonstrated in this lesson.

    Each member of the House of Representatives represents a single district. The process by which those districts are created is demonstrated in this lesson.

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    4. What is Gerrymandering?
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    Gerrymandering gives some politicians an unfair advantage in elections. To understand what gerrymandering is and why it's possible, check out this lesson.

    Gerrymandering gives some politicians an unfair advantage in elections. To understand what gerrymandering is and why it's possible, check out this lesson.

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    5. Types of Gerrymandering
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    Gerrymandering is a manipulative process used by politicians to give themselves an advantage in elections. To find out how it's done, check out this lesson.

    Gerrymandering is a manipulative process used by politicians to give themselves an advantage in elections. To find out how it's done, check out this lesson.

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jane M
Why are all the figures representing representatives, drawn as male?
Citizen Genius
I use that image to represent a politician in all the videos so it is consistent. Why that image? Because I'm limited to free clipart I find (with re-use rights), and that image looked the most like a politician (in terms of dress/pose) when I made the videos. Ideally, I'd like to have images of people of multiple genders/races in the same politician's outfit, but I'm limited to the free clipart available.
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