Using specific data from the sources provided on gerrymandering, explain how gerrymandering is thought to work, evaluate the effectiveness of gerrymandering, and discuss its effect on the American ideal of democracy.  

Description

Watch the three videos on gerrymandering and read the documents on gerrymandering (attached below,) respond to the writing prompt.

Your essay must possess a thesis statement and support that thesis with evidence from the sources provided in the Gerrymander Documents pdf file. Throughout your essay, you must parenthetically cite your source. Example: “…the illustration shows how lines can be drawn in a district to control the outcome of an election (Document D).”

Your essay must use paragraphs. It is recommended that you commit at least one paragraph to each part of the writing prompt. (You should have a minimum of 3 paragraphs.)

Writing Prompt:

Using specific data from the sources provided on gerrymandering, explain how gerrymandering is thought to work, evaluate the effectiveness of gerrymandering, and discuss its effect on the American ideal of democracy.