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How many people are there in the us base on the 2010 census?

How many people are there in the us base on the 2010 census?

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School: James Madison University
Department: Political Science
Course: U.S. Government
Professor: Tim lapira
Term: Fall 2015
Tags: U.S Government
Cost: 25
Name: GPOSC Ch. 10 Congress
Description: Lecture notes from chapter 10 on Congress
Uploaded: 12/14/2015
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GPOSC Lecture Chapter 10 Congress


How many people are there in the us base on the 2010 census?



Geographic Trends

The Effects of Population Growth & Air Conditioning

US Population Demography

• 2010 Census: 308,747,161 people

- Mean congressional district: 709,764

• 2013 Census: 316,148,990 people

- Mean congressional district 726,779

• 202 Census: 333,896,000 people

- Mean congressional district: 767,577

Size of House of Representative ???? growing with population but is steady at present  time

Hypothetical 1: Constitutional Solution

• 10,292 members of Congress

Hypothetical 2L: Cube Root Solution

• 676 members of Congress (we have 435)


How many people are there in the us base on the 2013 census?



- Essentially adopted this until 1910

US Population Demography

• 2010 Census Subpopulations:

- 18 year old or older; 76.3%

- Females: 50.8%

- Black: 13.1%

- Hispanic/Latino: 16.7%

- White: 63%

• Trend of women candidates in Congress has increased in both parties • African Americans in Congress: rapid increase in the Democratic party - Senate is still very white

• Congress however is becoming less male and less white and turning towards  a more diverse wave

Ideological Trends

Where have the moderates gone?

There are no more moderates:


Where have the moderates gone?



• Party loyalty (Senate)???? most of the party members vote along with what  their party leaders want.

• Ideal points: a primer

- Old English Aye or Nay

Roll Call 1

Roll Call 2

Roll Call 3

Roll Call 4

A

Aye

Aye

Aye

Aye

+4 / 4 = 1

B

Aye

Nay

Aye

Nay

0 / 4 = 0

C

Nay

Aye

Nay

Nay

-2 / 4 = -0.5

D

Nay

Nay

Nay

Nay

-4 / 4 = -1

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The House and the Senate have both become more party polarized

Constitutional Provisions for House and Senate members:

(Numbers are in years; for example qualifications means 25 years old (House) and  30 years old (Senate)).

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