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Erika Miller3rd periodAP GOV VOCAB Political Culture:The widely shared beliefs, values, and norms about how citizens relate to governments and to one another.Civic duty:a belief that one has an obligation to participate in civic and political affairsPolitical Efficacy:a belief that you can take part in politics (internal efficacy) or that the government will respond to the citizenry (external efficacy)Individualism:The belief that individuals should be left on their own by the government. One of the primary reasons for the comparatively small scope of the American government is the prominence of this belief in American political thought and practice.Equality of Opportunity:The American idea that each person is guaranteed the same chance to succeed in lifeLimited government:A government that is subject to strict limits on its lawful uses of power, and hence on its ability to deprive people of their liberty.
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