Test 1 - Chapter 1 American Political Culture • Core...

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American Political Culture Core Principles- characteristic and deep-seated beliefs of a particular people - Certain principles set forth by the founding fathers became the people’ common bond. America is considered a nation of Immigrants – Everyone comes from somewhere. 1% Native American Q. What did the first settlers want? A. Freedom to practice religion and greater self government. Q. Did the settlers invent a new way of life? A. No, they drew from European thought and practice predicated on Greco- Roman (e.g., democratic principles, rule of law, importance of education) and Judeo-Christian traditions (e.g., morality and law) Core Ideals- the basis for their national identity Q. What are the defining features of the American political experience? A. Ideals Core Values Q. What is government’s role in America? A. Serve the people: individuals come first, government come first - Opposed to government is at the pinnacle and the people are beneath it. - Inalienable Rights – freedoms that belong to each and every person that cannot
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