The Census

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Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3

Which part of the U.S. Constitution states that we count the number of people in the country in order to determine the number of representatives and taxes?

free white males

Which group(s) of people were counted in the census when the U.S. Constitution was written?

women, children, slaves, African Americans, and Indians

Which group(s) of people were not counted in the census when the U.S. Constitution was written?

14th Amendment

Which part of the Constitution states that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside?"

children, women, slave-born, and all others

After the Constitution was amended, who could be counted in the census?

reapportionment

What is the redistribution of House seats and the reallocation of portions of the federal budget?

six

How many representatives does Louisiana currently have in the House of Representatives?

one

Each state has at least how many representatives?

1910 Census

Which census set the total number of representatives in the House of Representatives at 435?

one

Each person in the House of Representatives gets how many votes?

equally

Districts in the state are divided up how?

power

Each district should have an equal number of people so that one district does not have more what?

$400,000,000,000.00 (400 billion)

How much money in the federal budget is allotted to states?

a little bit

In relative terms, how much of the money in the federal budget goes to Louisiana?

state

Once Louisiana receives its allotted portion of the federal budget, it must divide it equally within the what?

California, Florida, Texas, New York, etc.

Most of the federal budget goes to which states?

Dora the Explorer

Some people are reluctant to fill out the census form, so advertising tries to get kids to tell their parents to participate because kids are expensive to the country. Name a specific type of this advertising that we watched in class.

fights

Congress does what over which programs receive federal funding?

schools, daycare, and Head Start

Name three examples of programs that receive federal funding.

Head Start

What is the name of the before school program for kids including a healthy breakfast and help with education skills that they didn't get at home?

New York City

What is, and has been since the 1960s, the most popular city in America?

Detroit

Which city dropped in population because it used to be a big motor city but is not as successful anymore and is trying to start up again?

"rust belt"

What is the name for the factories in Detroit that have not been in use for a long time?

Dallas, San Antonio, and San Diego

Name three cities that jumped up in population.

Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Slidell, and Opelousas

Name the four cities in Louisiana that increased in population.

from the Northeast to the South

How is the population moving?

Title 1

Name a specific program for math and science funding.

$400,000,000,000.00

How much federal money will be allotted each year?

the comparative populations of Louisiana and other states

How will the government determine how much money Louisiana will get?

everyone

Who needs to be counted in the Census?

every ten years (that end in "0")

How often does the Census occur?

census

What is a count of the number of people who live in the United States conducted and reported by the government?

U.S. Constitution

What requires the census?

Title 1 allocations, college grant and loan programs, public transportation, road and community improvements, public health services and hospitals, neighborhood improvements, and senior services

Name some examples of government agencies that receive federal funding.

everyone living in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Who are Census questionnaires given to?

a questionnaire that is sent to every home and confidentiality-bound workers who travel door-to-door

How is the information collected?

everyone in a household including all children, babies, and adults

Who should be counted in each household?

nationality, citizenship status, race, gender, and age

What is disregarded in the census?

privacy, confidentiality, and immigration and citizenship concerns

What are the three main reasons that the U.S. Census Bureau believes are the most common deterrents to census participation?

enumerator

Who is a census worker who conducts an official count?

census

What is an official count of a population?

population

What is the name for all the people who live in a community?

privacy

What is the right to keep personal matters secret?

household

What is a house and the people who live there?

questionnaire

What is a form used to collect information?

decennial

What is a word that means happening every 10 years?

community

What is a group of people with something in common?

data

What is a collection of facts and statistics?

count

What is the word that means to determine the number of?

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