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Citizens in Country A do not have the right to assemble. How would life there be different from the United States?

In Country A, democracy would not function as well because like minded individuals would be less likely to form any type of group.


In country E, all citizens are allowed to vote on who will be their representative. What type of government would country E be?

democratic republic


According to George Washington in his farewell speech, he mentioned two areas important to political prosperity. One was religion, what was the second important ingredient that was indispensable for the success of the nation?



What does the Civil Rights Act of 1964 deal with?

forbids discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, and national origin


What is a civil society?

a society in which social groups form freely to petition government


What was the purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment?

to provide "equal protection under the law" for all American citizens, including former slaves.


What can be concluded from unit 3 about religion in the United States?

Even though there are many different denominations, people tend to be both tolerant of and grateful for those differences.


Which of the following best describes the role of religion in modern day America?

Religious belief is widespread, but most Americans are tolerant of others with different beliefs.


If you lived in the 1640s and wanted to live in a colony that protected freedom of religion, where would you move?

Rhode Island


In country C, several powerful economic leaders collectively hold political power. What type of government would country C be?



In country D, one person, such as Adolf Hitler, holds all of the political power. What type of government would country D be?



In country B, one person holds political power due to family inheritance. What type of government would country B be?



What was the purpose of the Thirteenth Amendment?

to abolish slavery


Which of the following is most likely to create far-reaching national public policy change?

By joining a large group and marching for civil rights


In country F, a religious leader or leaders holds political power. What type of government would country F be?



What are the percentages of religious affiliations in the United States?

80% Christian; 90% religious believers; 10% no religious belief; with Catholics as the largest single religious group.


What was the purpose of the Fifteenth Amendment?

to guarantee all citizens the right to vote


Why are the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments so important?

They were changes in civil rights as influenced by civic and political groups produced by civil society.


Which of the following describes the potential of groups in America that affords virtually everyone the opportunity to participate and influence the nation’s politics, economy, and culture?



Which of the following best describes the term pluralism?

Freedom of association, expression, assembly, and religious exercise to pursue their own interests in the political process.