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Members of Congress For most of the nation's history, members of Congress have been mainly white males. Beginning  with the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the number of ethnic minorities and women in Congress  has increased. Elected in 2006, the 110th Congress is the most diverse in American history as 
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Unformatted text preview: shown in Table 1. Table 1: Makeup of the 110th Congress, 2007–2009 Senate House Women 16 74 African Americans 1 42 Hispanic Americans 3 27 Asian Americans 2 4 Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota became the first Muslim elected to Congress in 2006 as well....
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