Unit 2: Political Beliefs and Behaviors
Terms in this set (20)
A distinctive and patterned way of thinking about how political and economic life ought to be carried out.
Consistent set of views concerning the policies a government ought to pursue.
The capacity to understand and influence political events.
The ability to understand and take part in political affairs.
The ability to make the political system respond to the citizenry.
Opinions are not stable and reflect the wording of polls and the order in which options are presented.
Difference in political views between men and women. Men are increasingly Republican since the 1960s. Women have traditionally maintained a Democratic stance.
The largest group of American voters.
One who calls for an active national government to intervene in the economy, create social welfare programs, and help groups gain bargaining power.
Favor free markets, states' rights, and greater reliance on individual choice in economic affairs.
Conservative on economic matters and liberal on social ones.
Liberal on economic matters and conservative on social ones.
Traditional Middle Class
Have gone to college, but not graduate school, live in the suburbs, go to church, and vote Republican.
2/3rds of the voting-age population is registered and only have of the people vote in Presidential elections.
Measure to prevent African Americans from voting, as a failure would result in not being allowed to register to vote. Two tests were given; one to whites and one to blacks.
Payment in order to vote. Another measure to prohibit African Americans from voting as many could not afford to pay.
Allowed whites who were illiterate or poor to vote, if his ancestors voted before 1867.
Gave women the right to vote. Doubled the size of the voting eligible population.
Gave 18 year-olds the right to vote.
Gave DC residents the right to vote in presidential elections.
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