AP US Government and Politics
How closely does the US Congress demographically mirror the American people?
What most surprised you about this chart?
What story does this chart tell?
Why do you think the chart is the way it is?
In what way is Congress demographically least representative?
Why does Congress not more accurately mirror the US?
Who does Congress represent?
Who benefits the most from this demographically unrepresentative congress?
Write your own question about this chart:
This data is from the 113th congress. How do you think this information was different in the 1st Congress and how will it be different in the 120th Congress?
In the comments section, describe your version of what the ideal congress would look like.