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Demography

The study of the characteristics of populations

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Reinforcing cleavages

Divisions within society that reinforce one another making groups more homogeneous or similar

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Cross cutting cleavages

Divisions within society that cut across demographic categories to produce groups that are more heterogeneous or different

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American e Exceptionalism

View that due to the circumstances of history, the constitution, and liberty, United States is different from other nations

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Manifest destiny

Abortion held by 19th century Americans that the United States was destined to rule the continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific

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Sunbelt

Region of the United States in the south and southwest that has seen the population growth relative to the rest of the country and which, because of this it's climate has attracted retirees

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Bible Belt

The region of the United States in the south and states bordering the south with a large number of strongly committed protestants who see a public role for religion

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Rust belt

States in the Midwest once known for their industrial output, which have seen factories close and have experienced relatively high unemployment

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Urban

The densely settled territory that is often the central part of the city of metropolitan area

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Suburban

Area that typically surrounds the central city, is often residential, and is not as densely populated

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Rural

Sparsely populated territory and small towns, often associated with farming

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Race

A group of human beings with distinctive characteristics determined by genetic inheritance

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ethnicity

Is social division based on a national origin religion language and often race

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Fundamentalists

Conservative Christians who, as a group, have become more active in politics in the last two decades and were specially influential in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections

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Gender gap

Difference between the political opinions or political behavior of man and of women

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Gross domestic product

The total output of all economic activity in the nation including goods and services

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Ethnocentrism

Belief in the superiority of ones nation or ethnic group

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What did the 13th amendment do

It ended slavery in the 1860s