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The citizens of which of the following countries pay the lowest tax rates?

the United States

The United States had certain rules in place to keep politics within peaceful bounds. These rules include all of the following EXCEPT


West Virginia, the state with the lowest percentage of collage graduates in the United States,

has a higher proportion of collage graduates than most European countries

A government's authority

is evidenced when government officials use their right to exercise power

_____is the ability of persons, groups, or institutions to influence political developments


Sociologist C. Wright Mills was a proponent of the theory of


What is the major barrier to political thinking

unwillingness of citizens to make the effort

In a democratic society, who or what is responsible to personal development?

the individual

In an oligarchy

control rest with a small group, such as military officers or a few wealthy families

Pluralism contends that, on most issues

it is the preference of the special interest that largely determines what government does

What new policy was established by the W.S. Supreme Court's landmark Gideon v Wainwright ruling?

government provision of free legal counsel to the accused if they are too poor to hire a lawyer.

Roughly two-thirds of all lobbyists in the nation's capital represent

business firms

Which of the following is an accurate description of the prevalence of college education in the United States

among adults twenty-five years of age and older, roughly one in four is a college graduate

As described by the authors, "political thinking"

involves the careful gathering and sifting of information in the process of forming a knowledgeable view about a political issue.

The average income of minimum-wage workers n the US and Europe reflect a greater influence of which of the following in the US, when compared to Europe

corporate power

Which of the following is a difference between communism and socialism, as described by the text?

under communism, the government assumes total management of the economy, whereas under socialism, the government does not try to manage the overall economy

In which of the following ways in the US free-market system distinct from the European economies?

the extent to which private transactions determine the allocation of economic costs and benefits

Europeans have a greater acceptance than Americans of

the majoritarian system of government

The Bill of Rights

further checked the power of the majority

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