1. Many interest groups hold a great deal of sway in American politics even thou
1. Many interest groups hold a great deal of sway in American politics even though they represent an objectively small number of citizens/voters. Indeed, as we talked about this term, most successful interests groups are relatively small (at least compared to the nation as a whole). So, how can a group that is so small (relatively speaking) play such a big role in shaping our nation’s policies? In answering this make sure to think about and touch on (at minimum): the way interest groups operate, the way we vote, and the way we structure elections and representation in the United States. 2. On paper Congress is the most powerful branch. However, in practice, this generally seems to not be the case. Please tell me a) why there is such a disconnect between the “authority” of Congress and its “power” and b) what Congress has tried to make it easier to translates its vast authority into real power. * Each question should have their own page

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