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CHAPTER 4 American Political Culture IMPORTANT TERMS Americanism A belief that Americans consider themselves bound by common values and common hopes. *civic competence A belief that one can affect government policies. *civic duty The belief that citizens have an obligation to participate in civic and political affairs. *class consciousness The tendency to think of oneself as a member of a particular class. For example, one may self-identify as a worker whose interests are in opposition to those of management. culture war A split in the United States reflecting
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differences in people’s beliefs about private and public morality, and regarding what standards ought to govern individual behavior and social arrangements. equality of opportunity A value in American culture which maintains that all people should have the same opportunity to get ahead. equality of result A value in American culture which maintains that there should not be significant income disparities and that the government
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