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Massachusetts Electoral Districts

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Grade Level Elementary School
Location Massachusetts, United States
Time Period 1900-1999, 2000-2099, Current Events
Topic Civics and Government, Learning with Maps

Overview

America is not a direct democracy but a representative republic. To that end, we take a census every ten years to determine the number of representatives we send to Congress in Washington and how many electors we have for Presidential elections. Yet Congressional districts are organized by both number and space and have changed often. This is a very complicated process to understand and explain to anyone. Maps are a good way to show this process.

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