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The widely shared beliefs, values, and norms about how citizens relate to government and to one another.

Political culture

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The right to vote

Suffrage

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Democratic and civic habits of discussion, compromise, and respect for differences, which grow out of participation in voluntary organizations.

Social capital

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The right of all people to dignity and worth

Natural rights

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Widespread agreement of fundamental principles of democratic governance and the values that undergird them.

Democratic Consensus

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Governance according to the expressed preference of the majority.

Majority Rule

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A belief that ultimate power resides in the people.

Popular Sovereignty

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An enduring sense of national identity or consciousness that derives from cultural, historical, linguistic or political forces.

Nationalism

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The widespread belief that the US is a land of opportunity and that individual initiative and hard work can bring economic success.

American dream

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An economic system characterized by private property, competitive markets, economic incentives, and limited government involvement in the production, distribution, and pricing of goods and services.

Capitalism

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A consistent pattern of beliefs about political values and the role of government.

Political ideology

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A belief that government can and should achieve justice and equality of opportunity

Liberalism

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A belief that limited government ensures order, competitive markets, and personal opportunity.

Conservatism

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An economic and governmental system based on public ownership of the the means of production and exchange.

Socialism

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An ideology that cherishes the individual liberty and insists on minimal government, promoting a free market economy, a noninterventionist foreign policy, and an absence of regulation in moral, economic, and social life.

Libertarianism