Notes Lecture 2 Social Context

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Key Terms and Themes Baby Boomers Feminization of Poverty Cross-Cutting Cleavages Pluralism How has American Society changed over time? What are the implications of these changes? How will American Society continue to change? QUIZ Why Study The Social Context of American Politics 1. Preamble to the Constitution – “We the People” For the People – By the People – Who are the People? Representative Government 2. Who has the power? 3. What are the key issues? Surveys indicate that Americans tend not to know the make up of American Society How has and is America changing? - Increase in diversity - Race classification difficulties - Africans Americans – urban and Southern concentration - Hispanic Americans – largest minority - Affirmative Action, Immigration, Poverty - Women are the majority - South and West Growing – Midwest and Northeast are losing – shift in power (PowerPoint)
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- Shift from towns to cities and now to Suburbs – different set of issues
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- Getting Older – PowerPoint
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PS 110 taught by Professor Scottj.lasley during the Spring '08 term at Western Kentucky University.

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