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Chapter 12 review

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 Chapter Review Congress: Representing the American People Congress is the most important representative institution in American government, yet Americans’ mistrust of Congress has grown stronger at the same time society’s access to Congress has increased. “Sunshine reforms” of the 1270s dramatically opened an entrance to Congress, yet the growing influence of money in politics may make Congress more responsive to higher income voters and resource ­rich interest groups. I. How does Congress represent the United States as a whole? In what ways is it not representative? The task of representation is not a simple one. Views about what constitutes fair and effective representation differ, and constituents can make very different kinds of demands on their representatives. The...
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