Cheat Sheet #4 - TEST #4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. May 31, 2006...

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TEST #4 May 31, 2006 1. Social Circumstances is the area of sociology focusing on the circumstance of politics. (Economy, Religion, Media) 2. Power the ability of groups to achieve their goals despite opposition. 3. Political institutions first emerged in Agrarian societies. 4. Monarchy , a political system where power resides in one person or family, and is passed from generation to generation. 5. The royal families in Sweden are present day examples of constitutional monarchies. 6.Monarchy’s Absolute Monarchs – claim a hereditary right to rule or a divine right to rule. Limited Monarchs – rulers depend on powerful members of nobility to retain their thrones (not above the law) Constitutional Monarchs – royalty serve as symbolic rulers or heads of state while actual authority is held by elected officials. 7. In the US, people have a voice in government through representative democracy where representatives serve as bridges. 8. Political parties create a platform which is a statement of the parties’ position on various issues. 9. 54% of the population voted in our 2004 presidential election. 51.3% of the population voted in our 2000 presidential election. 10.
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2008 for the course SOCIO 1 taught by Professor Price during the Spring '05 term at Pasadena City College.

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Cheat Sheet #4 - TEST #4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. May 31, 2006...

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