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Y103 Chapter 2
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President Obama and Democrats who supported him tried to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, a piece of legislation that would have allowed ______.
illegal immigrants who had arrived in this country as minors to earn legal residency through higher education or military service
Among those who argue against deporting everyone who has immigrated to the United States illegally are ______.
businesspeople who enjoy the benefits of cheap labor
Students should be very wary of the following when reading statistical data EXCEPT this:
Any attempt to discern complicated patterns over time
A major use of bar charts is to ______.
allow one to compare data categories easily
The United States' representative democracy is based on ______.
majority rule and the consent of the governed
Americans tend to believe in ______ guarantees by government.
Why is it necessary to differentiate between the economic dimension and the social-order dimension when discussing political ideology?
The social-order dimension splits Americans' political positions in ways not reflected in the more traditional economic dimension.
Those who believe that government power should be strictly limited in all areas of life are called ______.
Those who believe in the ______ theory of democracy argue that it does not matter whether people participate in politics.
Compared with the situation in most other Western democracies, voter turnout in American elections is ______.
In recent years, the size of the foreign-born population as a percentage of the total U.S. population has _______.
The science of collecting, organizing, and interpreting numerical data is called ______.
Americans' belief in procedural guarantees is reflected in all of the following EXCEPT this:
Libertarians would oppose all of the following uses of government power EXCEPT this:
protection of private property
The question of how much control the government should have over the way we organize and live our collective lives is a question on the ______ ideological dimension.
The American political values that favor individual rights and fair procedures ______.
closely resemble what James Madison intended with a "republican government"
According to the text, Americans believe that democratic decisions are fair because ______.
they are democratic
The legal process of acquiring citizenship for a person who was not born a U.S. citizen is known as _______.
After World War II, ______ scientists were brought to the United States to develop a rocket program despite the fact that many of them were legally prohibited from entering the United States.
Individualism means or implies all of the following EXCEPT this:
What is good for the individual follows from what is good for society.
Conservatives would favor more control by government than liberals in all the following ways EXCEPT regulation of ______.
the banking industry
According to the text, liberals are people who believe in the widespread use of government power for ______.
reducing economic inequality
The major immigration issue of today involves how to ______.
treat the 12 million illegal immigrants living and working in the United States
Figure 2.1 of your text projects that by the year 2050, _______.
we will have a smaller number of working Americans supporting an increasing number of retired Americans
U.S. demographic trends indicate all of the following EXCEPT this:
The United States has fewer foreign-born citizens now than in 1965.
All of the following are true of charts and graphs that present statistical data EXCEPT this:
They do not have to be read critically.
The importance of political culture is that it ______.
reduces conflict in society
Americans tend to equate democracy with ______.
All of the following statements concerning the Tea Party movement are true EXCEPT this one:
It is allied mostly with the Democratic Party
Elite democrats, pluralists, and communitarians ______.
disagree in that elite democrats believe a lower rate of participation in politics by citizens does not preclude a healthy democracy
Statistical data show that the number of Americans who identify themselves as white will _______.
shrink over the next 40 years
The American concept of equality tends to consist of ensuring ______.
that the rules treat everyone the same
Compared with most countries, in the United States, the range of the ideological spectrum is ______.
narrower because of our shared political culture
Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986, granting ______.
amnesty to illegals who had entered before 1982, and it attempted to tighten controls on those who came after
There are currently around ______ illegal immigrants in the United States
The procedural character of equality for Americans causes them to argue that equality should be measured as ______.
equality of opportunity
The broad pattern of ideas, beliefs, and values about citizens and government held by a population is known as its ______.
Jus soli is the legal principle that defines citizenship by the right of _______.
Americans believe that ______ is the most appropriate procedure for making public-policy decisions.
Why do many Americans find it difficult to identify themselves as conservatives or liberals?
Because they consider themselves liberal on some issues and conservative on other issues
"What's At Stake" at the beginning of Chapter 2 shows that immigration _______.
is a very important issue
Americans have a lower tax burden than do citizens of most countries due to our belief in ______.
economic freedom and individualism
Which of the following statements is true regarding political culture and political ideology?
political culture unites us, whereas political ideology divides us
Both economic conservatives and economic liberals in the United States tend to favor ______.
a market economy
Citizens or subjects of other countries who come to the United States to live or work are known as _______.
Americans' belief in freedom is defined as freedom from ______.
restraint by the government
According to the text, conservatives are people who believe in the widespread use of government power for ______.
increasing the protection of private property
Individuals who come to the United States seeking asylum are known as _______.
According to the text, the Bill of Rights clearly shows Americans' commitment to ______ freedom.
The recent conservative movement created by a wave of populist anger is the ______ movement.
A set of beliefs about politics and society that helps people make sense of their world is called ______.
The Republican primary of 2012 was marked by candidates trying to look ______ on the issue of immigration.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was moved from the Department of Justice to the Department of Homeland Security because _______.
security issues have come to play a more central role in determining who may enter the country
The major disagreement among Americans on the ideological economic dimension is over ______.
how much the government should become involved in modifying the effects of the free market
The question of how much control the government should have over the way we organize and live our collective lives is a question on the ______ ideological dimension
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