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POL 1101 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
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Outline of Basics Population: Demographic Changes Politics: 2008 Election Results 2010 Early Election Projections Economy: Great Recession Portrait Public Policy: Why Politics Matters National, State, and Local Budgets Health Care Policy Change
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300 MILLION AMERICANS Growth: South and West a. 1990 – 2000: 50% of nation’s growth in 3 states: CA, FL, and TX b. 9 states have 50 % of nation’s population c. Bi-coastal growth Loss: Heartland and Mid-Atlantic states
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2010 POPULATION Increased aging (65+): 12% to 20% by 2020 Increased minorities: by 2042, a majority- minority nation Hispanics: 15% to 30% of population African-Americans: 14% to 15% of population Asian-Americans: 5% to 9% of population 52% of youth in 9 states (including GA) Rich and poor increasing
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DEMOGRAPHIC IMPLICATIONS Retirement and health care Education: expenditures and drop-outs Work: New workers: immigrants, women, and minorities Two work forces: minimum wage info-poor, well-paid info-rich Politics: who votes? Loss of rural viability; metro governance Income distribution inequality
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POLITICS: 2008 AND BEYOND 2008 presidential election :Democrat wins Presidential popularity (Bush in low 20% job approval; 27% of actual voters approved, 71% disapproved) Economic conditions (Gt. Recession started December, 2007; 63% of voters said econ
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Franklin during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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