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Study Questions Chapter 8 Define Political Efficacy Civil Disobedience Equal Rights Amendment 1. Factors that all social movements have in common are that each has A) tried to achieve social change by using collective action and acting outside the normal channels of government and politics. B) turned to violence in an attempt to meet its objectives after being unsuccessful in Congress and the courts. C) encouraged public awareness and participation in public affairs by sponsoring minor or third party candidates. D) ultimately been unsuccessful when its leaders have turned to other goals or interests. E) successfully lobbied Congress to change policy. 2. In what ways do social movements make American politics more democratic? A) They help overcome political inequality. B) They encourage political participation. C) They help fashion new majorities.
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Unformatted text preview: D) They overcome gridlock. E) all of the above 3. Which of the following helped motivate most major social movements? A) gender discrimination B) economic growth C) economic stress and hardship D) inequality due to social class E) social distress 4. In what ways can social movements increase the level of popular interest and involvement in politics? 5. Summarize the role and impact that social movements have had on American democracy. 6. The authors of your textbook identify several social movements, including women’s suffrage, civil rights, and the anti-war movement. Based on your understanding of current events and recent history, can you think of any social movements that might arise in the next 10 to 20 years? What is their likelihood of success? Why do you think so?...
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