Lecture 2 - Social Context Powerpoint

Lecture 2 - Social Context Powerpoint - • Preamble to the...

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Social Context of American Politics
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Social Context Quiz 1. What is the population of the United States (2005)? 2. What percentage of the country is female (2004)? 3. What percentage of the country is African-American? 4. What percentage of the country is White (non-Hispanic)? 5. What percentage of Kentucky is White (non-Hispanic)? 6. What percentage of the United States (25+) has a college Degree? 7. California has how many of the 538 Electoral Votes? 8. What is the poverty level for a family of four? 9. Most Americans living in poverty are of what race? 10.What % of homes have language other than English spoken (2000)? 11.What age group is most likely to live in poverty? 12.What percentage of Americans who identify with a religion are Christian?
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Why Study the Social Context?
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Unformatted text preview: • Preamble to the Constitution • Who has the power? • What are the key issues? Electoral Vote 2004 Electoral Vote 1960 Getting Older • Baby Boomers - generation of Americans born between 1946 & 1964 Decline of the Traditional Family • feminization of poverty - trend in the U.S. in which families headed by women account for a growing share of the people who live below the poverty line • 58% of African-American Families are headed by single female Social Harmony? • cross-cutting cleavages – divisions that split society into smaller groups – no majority on all issues • Pluralism – theory that political power is spread widely and that different groups of people exercise power on different issues...
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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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Lecture 2 - Social Context Powerpoint - • Preamble to the...

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