Wk 1 Ch 1
Define Politics and provide examples of the influence of political power.
a. Politics is an overt interaction among small or large groups of people with
the individual or group goal of gaining personal or organizational
Ch 11 Using the websites listed for this week, what are the differences between
civil rights and civil liberties? Give examples of each.
a. Civil Rights are the delegation of rights from the national government to
the people. They inclu
Wk 2 Ch 2 and 3
Ch2 What were the main weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? How were
these weaknesses addressed by the US Constitution?
a. The main weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation were the absence of
a central government and the req
1. What is political socialization? What are the main factors that affect political
socialization? Which have the most influence? Have these factors changed over
a. Political socialization is the process of passing on the political culture to
What role did the Founding Fathers envision for Congress (both the House and the
Senate)? Where has Congress fulfilled this role? Where has it failed?
The United States Congress is probably one of the most significant features of our
Civil Rights vs Civil Liberties
There are very significant differences between Civil Liberties and Civil Rights;
however vast majorities view these as the same thing. They are the most important part
of the United States Constitution and serve as the basi