Do you think the under representation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?


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


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 under representation 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 is based on :Provides a thorough discussion of the under representation or equality of representation of women and minorities in Congress in comparison to Congressional demographic make up Provides a realistic hypothesis of potential issues caused by different social groups nots being equally represented in Congress Proposes at least three relevant strategies the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.

The references are provided in accurate APA format.

Summary from book

In the Constitution, the framers made sure that Congress would have an enormous amount of power, but the framers also made sure that Congress, just like the president, would have to follow the Constitution. The three branches, Congress, the Executive branch, and the Supreme Court all have a checks and balances system.

Congress and the president are both elected by the people and are to make decisions that would benefit the people and our democracy. We discussed the inner workings of Congress and the president as well as the complex roles and functions of Congress. We also discussed the many hats the president wears and the responsibilities the president has as the ceremonial representative of our country.