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A direct democracy is a system in which
citizens are permitted to vote directly on laws and policies
In a democracy, popular sovereignty is vested in
In a representative democracy, public policies are determined by
officials regularly chosen by the people.
If you believe that most laws should be passed through popular initiatives or ballot referendums, which form of governance would you prefer?
If you believe you can affect government, you believe you possess a sense of political
The principle that suggests "one person, one vote" refers to
The government of the United States is best characterized as
The key political values of the United States are
liberty, equality, and democracy.
Under a system of laissez-faire capitalism, the role of government is to
interfere with the market as little as possible.
Distrust in government best explains which one of the following?
the rise of political outsiders in the 2015-2016 elections
Which of the following is the term generally used to describe the institutions and procedures through which a territory and its people are ruled?
An aging population poses challenges to the United States because
it raises questions about how to fund programs for the elderly such as Social Security.
Although not as an enduring a topic of political controversy in the US as compared to other countries, discussion of which type of inequality has risen specifically due to the recession of 2008?
A belief in equality of opportunity is
a major part of U.S. political culture.
Governments whose powers are limited through a system of rules and institutions are known as __________ governments.
Personal and economic freedom are both definitions of
The conflicts and struggles over a government's leadership, structure, and policies is called
Which of the following statements regarding voting is most accurate?
Citizens with more political knowledge participate more.
If you lived under a government that had unlimited political power, you would be living in which of the following regime types?
American democracy rests on the principle of __________ rule with __________ rights.
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