Chapter 1 Part 2 - Chapter 1: Conflict and Consensus Part 2...

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Chapter 1:  Conflict and Chapter 1:  Conflict and     Consensus Consensus Part 2 You should be able to: You should be able to: Define “political culture” and explain its significance *Explain the core values of American political culture *Explain how American acquire the core values of American  political culture Political Culture Political Culture A a deeply held and shared set of beliefs and values that  shape perceptions of politics and government Yields a common perception of individual rights and obligations A “glue” that holds a diverse population together Learning Political Culture Learning Political Culture Major contributor:  the schools *How? Through patriotic symbols and activities Example:  Pledge of Allegiance Through civics classes Other contributors: The media (new and entertainment) *Example:   http://mosh.eminem.com/video/   The Core Values of American The Core Values of American    
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Political Culture Political Culture “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…with 
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