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Unformatted text preview: A) tradition B) political party C) ideology D) presidential leadership E) citizen preferences 4. If Congress does not reflect the demographic diversity of the citizenry, can it claim to represent the public? 5. Create a scenario in which you are a member of Congress. Which district do you represent? What are the features of this district, including ideology, issues of importance, and the districts primary means of economy? How do each of these factors influence which committees you will try to get on, what casework you will do, and what else you will do to ensure your reelection by adequately representing your constituents? 6. How democratic is the United States Congress? Based on what you know about the Framers, how do you think that they would assess the level of democracy associated with todays Congress? Why?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course POL 1 taught by Professor Robertbrown during the Fall '05 term at Riverside Community College.
- Fall '05