CHAPTER 4 - CHAPTER 4 American Political Culture Americans:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
CHAPTER 4 American Political Culture Americans: A Contradictory People? US very large and diverse but surprisingly united Share core beliefs about liberty, individual resp, equality, religious faith Social Diversity 13 colonies religiously and ethnically diverse Multiculturalism now about if nontraditional lifestyles should enjoy same benefits Relative to other countries, and to the times, American has always been diverse 1) A Nation of Immigrants Then a. Immigration an issue in early federal govt days b. CA gold rush: Chinese immigrants were undercutting American jobs c. Opposition to immigration because of ethnic and religious bigotry d. Opposition also for economic and political reasons e. 1920s restricted immigrations 2) A Nation of Immigrants Now a. Immigration Act of 1965 abandoned quota system favoring northern Europeans b. Hispanics largest minority group and largest immigration group c. Whites loosing majority 3) Immigration as a Contemporary Issue a. No unskilled labor market to absorb immigrants
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

Page1 / 2

CHAPTER 4 - CHAPTER 4 American Political Culture Americans:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online