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"California On The Hill"
Instructors:  Bruce Cain, Tim Ransdell, Laura Capps
Winter 2006, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., UCDC Main Auditorium


Final Essays

Due Date:   March 17 or earlier.

Answer all three questions.

Please refer specifically to material in the required text when answering the questions below. This is an open book exam.  You can take as long as you like, but the answers should be no more than 3-4 pages double spaced.  Be concise in your answers, use some examples for your points and cite your evidence/authority from the book.  The best answers will draw from several chapters and not just the one that seems most pertinent.  

  1. How do the structural differences between the House and the Senate affect policy-making, nominations and politics in the Congress? 
  1. The House has changed over time in its structure and rules?  How have those changes affected power and influence in the House?

    3.   Why has polarization in the Congress increased and does it matter?

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