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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Explains that census results are the basis for geographic distribution of political power in the United States. Discusses the census, offering historical information that focuses on the issue of territorial representation. Explores the "reapportionment revolution," its impact on the census, and the controversy surrounding the 2000…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Examines the geographical and political forces that are central to the process of legislative redistricting. Reviews the historical background of the redistricting process and discusses the importance of minority representation. Briefly looks at some of the alternative systems of representation that have been suggested to improve the quality of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Elections