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poly sci chapter 2
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U.S. demographic trends indicate all of the following EXCEPT
a. the United States has fewer foreign-born citizens now than in 1965.
b. the American population is aging.
c. the number of minority citizens is decreasing.
d. American demographics will be in constant change for the foreseeable future.
e. the number of Asian and Hispanic Americans will increase after 2015.
Individuals born in the United States are American citizens, even if their parents are not, following the principle of
Today, most foreign-born U.S. citizens come from countries that are part of
Latin America, And Asia
There are currently around __________ illegal immigrants in the United States.
Among those who argue against deporting everyone who has immigrated to the United States illegally are
business people who enjoy the benefits of cheap labor.
The importance of political culture is that it *
reduces conflict in society.
Government assurances that the rules will work smoothly and treat everyone fairly, with no promise of particular outcomes, are called
The United States' representative democracy is based on
Majority rule and consent of the govern
The American concept of equality tends to consist of assuring
that the rules treat everyone the same.
Both economic conservatives and economic liberals in the United States tend to favor
a market economy.
Individuals who favor limited government control over the economy but want the state to intervene forcefully to create a traditional social order are known as
Those who believe that government power should be strictly limited in all areas of life are called
The flood of southern and eastern European immigrants that came to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s prompted Congress to
establish a quota system
The individualistic nature of American political culture means that
individuals are responsible for their own welfare, and what is good for individuals is good for society.
Americans have a lower tax burden than do citizens of most countries due to our belief in
economic freedom and individualism
The procedural character of equality for Americans causes them to argue that equality should be measured as
equality of opportunity.
Which of the following statements regarding political culture and political ideology is true?
Political culture unites us, while political ideology divides us.
The major disagreement among Americans on the ideological economic dimension is over
how much the government should become involved in modifying the effects of the free market.
Why do many Americans find it difficult to identify themselves as a conservative or a liberal?
Because they consider themselves liberal on some issues and conservative on other issues.
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