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Liberty

The condition of being relatively free of governmental restraints

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Civic competence

A belief that on can affect government policies

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Individualism

The inclination to believe that one's efforts and rewards in life are to be conducted and enjoyed by oneself apart from larger social groupings

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Max weber

Individual who explained the rise of capitalism in part by what he called the Protestant ethic

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Equal opportunity

The condition in which people, although not guaranteed equal rewards, expect to have comparable chances to compete for those rewards

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Blue states

Refers to dates that vote democrat

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Almond and Verba

Conducted a famous cross-national study of political participation

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Civic duty

The feeling that one ought to do one's share in community affairs, irrespective of concrete rewards

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Un-American

A word used in naming a congressional committee to merge the concepts of acceptance of national values and goodness itself

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Opposition party

A political party the opposes the majority party but within the context of the legal rules of the game

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Gunnar Myrdal

Individual who described race relations as "an American dilemma" resulting from the conflict between "American creed" and "American behavior"

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Work ethic

A set of values that includes working hard, saving ones money, and obeying the law

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Americanism

A persistent word in our vocabulary that indicates Americans are bound by common values and hopes

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Congregational

A kind of church in which members control activities whether erecting a building, hiring a preacher, or managing its finances

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Red states

Refers to the states that vote republican

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Political tolerance

The willingness to allow people with whom one disagrees to have the full protection of the laws when they express their opinions

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Class consciousness

The awareness of belonging to a particular socioeconomic group who's interests are different than that of others

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Orthodox (social)

People who believe moral rules are derived from God, are unchanging, and are more important than indictable choice

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Erik Erikson

Psychologist who noted distinct traits of American and European families

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Political ideology

A relatively consistent set of views of the policies government ought to pursue

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Progressive (social)

People who believe that moral values are derived in part from an individual's beliefs and the circumstances of modern life

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Political culture

A distinctive and patterned way of thinking about how political life ought to be carried out