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a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
fulfilling the moral and legal obligations of membership in society. ex: taking care of your child
The belief that one's political participation really matters - that one's vote can actually make a difference
distrust of government
government distrust is warranted because they do things against man kind and aim for war
Complex process by which people get their sense of political identity, beliefs, and values (family, school, media, religion, national events-all help to socialize)
*african americans are the most democratic minority group
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