The Struggle for Civil Rights
The Struggle for Civil Rights: Guaranteed Rights
Civil rights: rights guaranteed to all American citizens
by law; usually refers to social freedoms and equal
treatment under the law.
All American citi
1. Define public opinion and identify broad types of
values and beliefs Americans have about politics.
2. Explain the major forces that shape specific individual
3. Explore when and why public opinion ch
The media are an essential component of democracy.
Role in American democracy
Supply information to the citizenry
Nongovernment sources of information
Give the public opportunity to evaluate issues to form
Chapter 18: Foreign Policy and Democracy
1 Generally speaking, what is foreign policy? 727 Programs and policies that
determine Americas relations with other nations and foreign entities.
2 What did George Washington warn the nation of during his final ad
What Are Political Parties?
Political parties: organized groups that attempt to
influence the government by electing their members
to local, state, and national offices.
Important link between public and government.
Elections in America
Presidential elections: held every four years on the
first Tuesday in November
Congressional elections: held every two years on
the first Tuesday in November
Midterm elections: those congressional
Forms of Political Participation
Traditional political participation: various activities
designed to influence government.
Voting, is fundamental, but only a start
Other non-electoral activities include:
Reading Study Questions for Exam 3 Chapters 7 and 10
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