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Unformatted text preview: CONCEPTS Politics- who gets what, when, and how Diversity- varying points of view Government- individuals, institutions, and processes put in place to resolve societal problems Policy- a plan to take care of some social ill Civil rights- rights of citizens, freedom from discrimination based on color, gender, age, race, religion; principles v. practices Statutory rights- rights granted by the legislature (ex: title 9) Civil liberties- refer to 1 st 10 amendments of the constitution Missouri compromise- congress way of banning slavery in certain areas Kansas-Nebraska Act- whether certain territory would be free or slave; each jurisdiction chooses Political culture- political perspective based on core values (liberty, equality, and rule of law) Rule of law: 1) nobody is above the law 2) someone can only be punished of they violate the law Political socialization- the learning process by which people acquire social beliefs and values; learn from sources such as: media, peers, family Selective perception- deciding what to watch/listen to Slave codes- said that slaves could be executed for crimes that werent capitol offenses for whites, blacks were tried by special...
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