In this assignment you will demonstrate your ability to draw conclusions by applying your logic and reasoning to answering the critical thinking questions below. Your answers must be a minimum of 400 words each. Upload a word document for scoring.
1. How do informal characteristics of representatives in the US House and US Senate present a distinct advantage in candidates for office? For example, leadership is important since they have to be able to carry on and initiate their own ideas. Being relatively independent from the governor is also key when it comes to being in office. Overall, displaying leadership, independence, and being able to balance work are characteristics that can represent a distinct advantage in candidates running for office.
2. Are there wider social realities that make it more difficult for women and minorities to gain office? For example, the overall area of politics is male-dominated and to be more exact, white-male-dominated. How can this make women and minorities feel less confident to gain office due to their difference/lack of education, cultural background, and overall lack of confidence can factor into making women and minorities gain office more difficult. Do you see this as a non-issue? If so, why?