Women 's Voting And Political Power

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The United States was and still is one of the best nations in the world. People come here from all over to achieve the American dream. With this being said, our nation should be ahead of every other nation when it comes to something like the oppression of women in politics. Back in the day, the United States ”had the lowest percentage of women in the National legislature, (Werner 17).” This relates to my research. In many aspects of life, women are represented less and their voices are not heard as much compared to males. The main aspect I focus on are women participating in Congress and in voting. My original research question was whether women’s voting and political power in Congress, at the local, state, and national level, has increased in the last century. This question is broad in order to cover a lot of research over a long period of time.
I will be using academic research to support of hypothesis that “Over the past century, men have been represented more than women in the voting booth and when participating in Congress. Gender may play a huge role in this issue but there are other variables to take into account, such as education, when looking for why the gender gap exists.” In order to receive the best results, I chose articles ranging from 1914- 2014. I also chose an article that compares the gender gap in United States with another country, India. I expect to find multiple reasons for the gender gap between women and men in congress and in the voting polls.
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