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Congressional Reapportionment

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Map for Apportionment of the US House of Representatives Based on the 2010 Census. Digital image. Legislative Reference Library of Texas. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

The map above shows the reapportionment of Congressional seats due to the results of the 2010 U.S. Census.

What is one explanation as for the shift in demographics shown on the map?

A

"Millenials" (those born after 1982) prefer to live in less crowded areas of the nation.

B

The increasingly harsh climate of the Northeast has encouraged migration to the Sunbelt region of the U.S.

C

The expensive cost of living in many states of the Northeast has encouraged migration to less expensive regions.

D

The increase in American oil production has led to a population boom in the state of Texas.

E

The rates of crime and pollution in the Northeast has encouraged migration to cleaner and safer regions of the U.S.