Congressional Representatives

Congressional Representatives

Congressional Representatives

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapters 5

Lesson

APA style manual

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles – the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)

Two additional sources beyond those provided

Instructions
Research the background of your Congressional representatives based on your address listed with CU – two senators and a member of the House of Representatives. Find out about their previous occupation(s), political experience, family, income, education, and other relevant demographics. What percentage of the vote did they receive to win in their last election? What are two policy issues areas they are interested in? How do these areas reflect their ideologies?

Here is a link to get your started:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Write an essay. Start by identifying all three of your representatives. Then, pick the representative you are most interested in and explain why they interest you. Present the information you found in your research required above in the essay.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 4 full pages (not including title page or references page)

1-inch margins

Double spaced

12-point Times New Roman font

Title page

References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources beyond those provided)

Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)

Library Overview (Links to an external site.)

How to Search for Articles – the Everything Tab

Congressional

Congressional