AP US Government and Politics


  1. What do you think gerrymander means?

  2. Use gerrymander in a sentence:

  3. Think of an example of gerrymander in current events:

  4. Find an image of gerrymander.

Fun Fact


The dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible.



That district was so gerrymandered that if you drove through it with your car doors open you would kill all the people in the district!


The Great Southern Gerrymander Continues in 2016


AP US Government and Politics

AP US Government and Politics


  1. Is gerrymandering legal? Should gerrymandering be legal?

  2. Do you live in a gerrymandered district? Explain your answer:

  3. Imagine the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled gerrymandering unconstitutional. What would be the best and the worst consequences of this change?

  4. Gerrymandering was so named because Elbridge Gerry's district looked like a salamander.                  

Create a name from a US House Representative and an animal that their district looks like (See the most gerrymandered districts in America below):