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    From Reagan to Obama, a look at how far the body politic has come in three decades

    In 2013, the United States will hold an inauguration for a second-term African-American president, and Congress will have its first openly gay senator in Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, and historic female representation with a total of 99 women serving in the Senate and House.

    But how much has changed since President Ronald Reagan? We decided to look back three decades to see for ourselves. — LAURA FINALDI

    President of the United States:

    1985: Ronald Reagan

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    2013: Barack Obama

    CONGRESS

    SENATE

    Women

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    1985: 2

    2013: 20

    African-American

    1985: 0

    2013: 0

    Asian-American

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    1985: 2

    2013: 2

    Hispanic

    1985: 0

    2013: 3

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    Women

    1985: 23

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    2013: 79

    African-American

    1985: 20

    2013: 43

    Asian-American

    1985: 3

    2013: 9

    Hispanic

    1985: 12

    2013: 29

    Governor of Massachusetts:

    1985: Michael S. Dukakis

    2013: Deval Patrick

    Boston mayor:

    1985: Raymond L. Flynn

    2013: Thomas M. Menino

    Boston city councilors:

    1985:

    Female: 1

    African-American: 2

    Asian-American: 0

    Hispanic: 0

    2013:

    Female: 1

    African-American: 3

    Asian-American: 0

    Hispanic: 1

    Massachusetts population

    Total

    1980: 5,737,037

    2010: 6,547,629

    White

    1980: 93.5%

    2010: 80.4%

    Black

    1980: 3.9%

    2010: 6.6%

    Asian-American/Pacific Islander

    1980: Less than 1 percent

    2010: 5.4%

    Hispanic

    1980: 2.5%

    2010: 9.6%

    Sources: Whitehouse.gov, Senate.gov, Library of Congress Congressional Research Service report on the 99th Congress, CQ/Roll Call, Mass.gov, CityofBoston.gov, office of Councilor Charles C. Yancey, 1980 Census, 2010 Census.

    Laura Finaldi can be reached at laura.finaldi@globe.com.