Project GeoSim: Migration and Political Power (MigPol)

GeoSim MigPol is an applet that lets a student study the effects of population growth and migration as it affects congressional apportionment in the United States. As certain states grow in population more quickly than others, the size of their delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives also grows. With MigPol, students can see how current trends in population growth may translate into future political power, or model the effects of alternate scenarios. Simply launch the applet and follow the instructions provided in the online help.

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