Partisanship, incumbency, and bicameralism


Congressional approval ratings are at an all time-low, with Americans viewing Congress as an institution that is

gridlocked, partisan and incapable of policy compromise. While some have seen the 113th and 114th Congress as a necessary

check against executive power, many see it as a dysfunctional, partisan institution in need of reform.
Assess the prompt above and analyze the role of the following three topics specifically in your answer: partisanship,

incumbency, bicameralism.


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