Why did Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts redraw the congressional districts in his state?
A. To get elected to the Senate
B. To give his party unfair political advantage
C. To give each major party fair representation
D. To get a president elected
B. To give his party unfair political advantage.
Elbridge Gerry of Massachussetts redraw the congressional districts in his state to give his party unfair political advantage.
Elbridge Gerry was a delegate to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of independence, but was initially opposed to the Constitution. He was elected Governor of Massachusetts, where he became known for dividing electoral districts for political gain.