Assignment 1 ASG.docx - American State Government Dr Momen Assignment 1 Q.1 Based on its past on being a port city the fourth largest metropolis and a

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American State Government Dr. Momen Assignment 1 Q.1: Based on its past on being a port city, the fourth largest metropolis and a minority-majority city, what political subculture would you expect to dominate in Houston? What are the reasons behind such political subculture(s)? Throughout it’s years, Houston has been a city full of people with different traditions, beliefs, and ethnic backgrounds. It is because of the intense diversity that Houston would be looked at as a moralistic political subculture city. When people see how diverse a certain place is they will assume the place is mainly controlled by the people’s moral compass, which would be to help others, equality for all, and to not be discriminatory. Since Texas wasn’t a part of America until 1845, it would make sense for it’s biggest city to have an outstanding number of diverse groups of people due to its change of country and how big the city itself is. Houston has a history of being a tremendous help for other cities and states upon disasters. Back in 2005 when hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Houston did not hesitate to jump in to help its neighboring state. Houston hosted around 250,000 evacuees and almost half of those evacuees became permanent residents in Houston. Twelve years later, hurricane Harvey hit Houston aggressively and New Orleans didn’t wait around to help Houston by gathering rescue and search crews. Furthermore, Houston is pinned as a moralistic city because it is also a democratic city. Of course, when someone thinks, “democrat,” they think, “immigrants,” because of how much democrats fight for the rights of immigrants. Which then pulls Houston more into the side of a democrat due to the influx of immigrants with around 400,000 illegal immigrants in the city area alone.
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