Redrawing the Lines


Redrawing the Lines

Definition of Gerrymandering:

     The definition of Gerrymandering is when a political party in control, being either Democrats or Republicans, redraw boundaries (typically every few years) in order to win supporters through benefiting boundaries that have been created.


Drawing a Democracy:

   Gerrymandering is the granted benefit for a political party to raise candidate awareness through an easily targeted audience. This includes winning supporters and great opportunities to rearranging districts for the efficiency of a party. While the act of Gerrymandering appeals to parties by gaining benefits from targeted supporters, Gerrymandering has become a major issue in areas such as the U.S. today.

    Although parties are able to manipulate the shape of a district, for support that is needed to gain votes, it seems Gerrymandering can only be taken in advantage for favored representatives or districts.

What Does This Mean?

    According to resources and current documentation, this simply means that not only can Gerrymandering become beneficial, but it can also become controlling and unfair. The act of splitting boundaries to attend one representative, according to geographers, is an important need for government response, but then creates more issues to resolve in the future.

Source (s):

Definition of Gerrymander. (n.d.). Retrieved February 14, 2015, from

Wood, E. (n.d.). AP* HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: A STUDY GUIDE 3RD EDITION (3RD ed., p. 110).

Comment Stream

3 years ago

I know this one didn't come out to well, but there were some complications in the process, so sorry it didn't turn out to be very appealing.

a year ago

It was good enough to get enough information out of it.