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We The People (11th Essentials Edition) Chapter 1 Practice Quiz
Terms in this set (14)
Americans' trust in their government:
Has declined significantly since the 1960s
Political Efficacy is the belief that:
Ordinary citizens can influence what government does
What is digital citizenship?
The ability to participate in society online
What is the difference between a totalitarian government and an authoritarian government?
Authoritarian governments are often restrained by the power of social institutions, while totalitarian governments are not
In a constitutional government:
Formal and effective limits are placed on the powers of government
Although not present at the national level, a number of states and cities permit citizens to vote directly on laws and policies. What is this form of rule called?
The percentage of foreign-born individuals living in the United States:
Has increased significantly since reaching its low point in 1970
Which of the following statements best describes the history of income inequality in the United States?
Income inequality has increased considerably since the late 1970s
Latinos now make up:
More than 15 Percent of the American Public
Which of the following statements best describes the changes in America's age profile since 1900?
The percentage of adults over the age of 65 has increased dramatically
What percent of Americans live in urban areas today?
About 80 Percent
The principle of political equality can be best summed up as:
"One Person, One Vote"
"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" appears where?
Declaration of Independence
Economic System in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned?
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