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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Outlines the historical development of women's legal and political status in the United States, focusing on suffrage, the three "waves" of women's movements, and access to elected office. Discusses three impediments of electing women candidates to public office: (1) solidarity; (2) political culture; and (3) the impact of the single-member…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Elections, Feminism, Gender Issues
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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