Civil Rights are the rights and privileges of United States citizens in respect to the
government. They focus on the fair treatment of all racial, ethnic, sexual, and religious
groups by the government, and private
Chapter 9. Political Parties
1)What is political party?
An organization that tries to win control of government
by electing people to office who carry the party label.
A group of citizens united by ideology and seeking
control of government in order to pr
Chapter 10. Elections, Campaigns, and Voting
1) Election and Popular sovereignty
Government policies should reflect peoples will and election
is the mechanism to connect government and people
2) Functions of Election
Selecting leaders and give
@ What is Politics?
Definitions of politics:
Who gets what, when, and how
Politics is the exercise of power
Harold Lasswell, 1936
Robert Dahl (and other realists)
Politics involves the authoritative
allocation of values for a society
David Easton, The Pol
FIGURE 4.1 Immigration to the United
States, by decade
Immigration-becoming More Diverse
TABLE 4.1 Race and ethnicity in the
Moving West and South, and to the
Can you guess which organization this is?
This organization has 535 members. Among them, `
29 have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least
Chapter 7. Interest Groups
is Interest group?
Any private organization or association that seeks to
influence public policy as a way to protect or advance some
2) Why do so many interest groups exist in America?
A) Diverse Interest
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