Participation in voluntary associations that reinforce democratic and civic habits of discussion, compromise, and respect for differences.
The widely shared beliefs, values, and norms concerning the relationship of citizens to government and to one another.
The rights to all people of dignity and worth; also called human rights.
Widespread agreement on fundamental principles of democratic governance and the values that undergird them.
Governance according to the expressed preferences of the majority.
The belief that ultimate power resides in the people.
The widespread belief that the United States is the land of opportunity and that individual hard work can bring economic success.
An economic system characterized by private property, competitive markets, economic incentives, and limited government involvement in the production and pricing of goods and services.
The right to vote.
Domination of an industry by a single company by fixing prices and discouraging competition.
Federal Laws (Starting with the Sherman Act of 1890) that try to prevent a monopoly from dominating an industry and restraining trade.
A consistent pattern of beliefs about political values and the role of government.
A belief in the positive uses of government to bring about justice and equality of opportunity.
The belief that limited government ensures order, competitive markets, and personal opportunity.
An economic and governmental system based on public ownership of the means of production and exchange.
an ideology that is dominated by the concern for the environment and promotes grass root democracy, social justice, equal opportunity, etc...
An ideology that cherishes individual liberty and insists on a sharply limited government, promoting a free market economy, and an abstinence of regulation in the moral and social spheres.