AP US Government Exam #2 Study Guide Ch. 4 American Political Culture & Ch. 7 Public Opinion ● Please use this study guide to help effectively focus your studying. ● Exam Format: 30 Multiple Choice, 1 Free Response Question ● See me if you have any questions – Learn 1 Key Terms, Topics, Concepts Political Culture : a patterned way of thinking about how political and economic life ought to be carried out ○ Liberty : as long as you don’t harm others ○ Equality : equal vote and opportunities ○ Democracy : gov officials should be accountable to the ppl ○ Civic Duty : responsibility in community affairs and helping out when possible ■ obligation to participate in civil and political affairs ■ civic competence : a belief that one can affect gov. policies ■ civic society ○ Individual responsibility : individuals are responsible for their own actions and wellbeing ○ Americans are more likely to support equal economic opportunities than results ○ have welfare system but not socialism ○ believe individuals are mostly responsible for their economic status Sources of American Political Culture : ● Obsession with our rights (liberty) - Revolutionary War & British Rule, ● Adversarial Nature toward Government (Democracy & Equality) British Rule & Federalist Vs. Anti-Federalist, ● Religion – (Civic Duty & Individual Responsibility) Protestant & impact of the Church ● Family - Passes down all elements of Political Culture from generation to generation ●
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