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Americanism

A belief that Americans consider themselves bound by common values and common hopes.

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civic competence

A belief that one can affect government policies.

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civic duty

The belief that citizens have an obligation to participate in civic and political affairs.

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class consciousness

The tendency to think of oneself as a member of a particular class.

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culture war

A split in the United States reflecting differences in people’s beliefs about morality, and regarding what standards ought to govern individual behavior and social arrangements.

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equality of opportunity

A value in American culture which maintains that all people should have the same opportunity to get ahead.

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equality of result

A value in American culture which maintains that the government should guarantee a basic standard of living.

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external efficacy

The belief that the political system will respond to citizens.

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internal efficacy

Confidence in one’s own ability to understand and to take part in political affairs.

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orthodox (social)

One of two camps in the culture war that believes morality is as/more important than self-expression and that moral rules are derived from God.

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political culture

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

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political efficacy

The sense that citizens have the capacity to understand and influence political events.

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political ideology

A comprehensive set of political, economic, and social views or ideas concerned with the form and role of government.

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progressive (social)

One of two camps in the culture war that believes personal freedom is as/more important than traditional rules and that rules depend on the circumstances of modern life.

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work ethic

A tradition of Protestant churches that required a life of personal achievement as well as religious conviction.