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Politics of the United States
American Government pg 2
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Sociologist C. Wright Mills was a proponent of the theory of what?
A government's authority is evidenced when government officials use their right to exercise what?
A sustained action taken by citizens disenchanted with government in order to do what?
Express their opposition and work to bring about the change they seek is a social movement.
In a 2004 case involving the issue of whether a U.S. citizen accused of terrorist acts is entitled to constitutional protections, the Supreme Court held that such citizens do have the right to what?
A judicial hearing
What was the ruling of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954)?
Racial segregation in schools violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
The only presidential election in which the Gallup poll erred badly was
Who was the first Mormon ever chosen as the presidential nominee of a major party
The federal government's term-5licensing of broadcasting is based primarily on what?
The scarcity of broadcasting frequencies.
Many white, working-class citizens failed to vote in the 1968 and 1972 elections because they felt alienated by the centrality of which political issue?
The Democratic Party's long-time regional stronghold, "the Solid South," stemmed from a realignment during which historical period?
Civil War Era
What is an indication of strong party loyalty?
When were Native Americans made "official" citizens of the United States?
The winner-take-all system is also known as...
The plurality system
How has the traditional media have "softened" their news?
by infusing it with more stories about celebrities, crime, and the like
T/F Asian Americans have the second highest median family income of any group
T/F Freedom of bearing arms is protected by the First Amendment
T/F Only a minority of Americans can be classified as true ideologues
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Synthesize How was a peaceful civil rights movement able to bring about broad changes in society, including changes in legislation passed by politicians who were elected by a majority of the voters? How did the civil rights movement manage to put pressure on politicians to change laws?
Which document confirmed the rights of English subjects after the overthrow of James II in the Glorious Revolution? A. Magna Carta B. Mayflower Compact C. English Bill of Rights D. Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws