Electing Congress, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1604267054
  • ISBN-13: 9781604267051
  • DDC: 324.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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This companion guide to the celebrated How Congress Works delivers a solid, broad-based introduction to how American voters elect their representatives. Historical perspective covers how the process has changed throughout our country's history, as one barrier to voting after another has fallen to pressure for wider suffrage.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Who Elects Congress.
2: Political Parties and Elections.
3: Who Gets Elected.
4: Campaign Financing.
5: Reapportionment and Redistricting.
Reference Materials: Appendix.
Political Party Affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789–2007.
Election Results, Congress and the Presidency, 1860–2006.
Women Members of Congress, 1917–2007.
African American Members of Congress, 1870–2007.
Hispanic Members of Congress, 1877–2007.
Congressional Information on the Internet.
Constitution of the United States.
Illustration Credits and Acknowledgments.