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AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE TIE UP FEDERALISM DIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES WHAT DO WE BELIEVE? BOWLING ALONE February 7, 2011
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Federalism and Strategic Citizens and Politicians Citizens: M Lobby the federal government or state governments? Politicians: M Categorical vs. Block Grants M Unfunded Mandates M At the state level, redrawing districts Reapportionment : redrawing of electoral district lines to reflect population changes
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Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the US White 79.9% Black/African American 12.8% American Indian/Alaskan Nat. 1.0% Asian 4.6% Hispanic/Latino 15.1% 2007 Population Estimate, Census
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Religion at the Founding First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
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US is a very religious country
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Religious Identification in the US
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course FIN 320f taught by Professor Toprac during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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