A persistent word in our vocabulary that indicates Americans are bound by common values and hopes.
The feeling that one ought to do one's share in community affairs, irrespective of concrete rewards.
The awareness of belonging to a particular socioeconomic group whose interests are different from those of others.
A kind of church in which members control activities, whether erecting a building, hiring a preacher, or managing its finances.
The condition in which people, although not guaranteed equal rewards, expect to have comparable chances to compete for those rewards.
The inclination to believe that one's efforts and rewards in life are to be conducted and enjoyed by oneself, apart from larger social groupings.
The confidence in one's own ability to understand and take part in political affairs.
Individual who described race relations as "an American dilemma" resulting from a conflict between the "American creed" and "American behavior".
A political party that opposes the majority party but within the context of the legal rules of the game.
People who believe that moral rules are derived from God, are unchanging, and are more important than individual choice.
A distinctive and patterned way of thinking about how political life ought to be carried out.
The willingness to allow people with whom one disagrees to have the full protection of the laws when they express their opinions.
People who believe that moral rules are derived in part from an individual's beliefs and the circumstances of modern life.
A word used in naming a congressional committee to merge the councepts of acceptance of national values and goodness itself.
Individual who explained the rise of capitalism in part by what he called the Protestant ethic.