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Understanding American Politics and Government

Political Science

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Thinking About American Politics

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Thinking About American Politics

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What is known as an agreement among members of a society to form and recognize the authority of a centralized government that is empowered to make and enforce laws governing the members of that society?
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C

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What are public goods?
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A

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What is meant by autocracy?
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B

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What type of government is indicated when people vote for their leaders through elections?
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What is the meaning of plurality rule?
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What is a way in which the United States differs from other democracies?
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Which of the following refers to the orientation of citizens toward the political system and toward themselves as actors in it-the basic values,beliefs,attitudes,predispositions,and expectations that citizens bring to political life?
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What do causal questions address?
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Referring to Figures 1.1 and 1.2,what is the definition of a correlation?
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Why is the United States considered to have a federal system?
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What is mentioned in the textbook as a primary component of American political culture?
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Political culture can be thought of as a __________ through which to view American politics.
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American political culture is sometimes referred to as which of the following?
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Most good political science studies associate __________ causal or explanatory factor(s)with each outcome.
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Journalists and politicians often focus on __________ causal or explanatory factor(s)with each outcome.
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What is a spurious relationship?
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For a particular factor or change in situation to cause a change in an outcome,the factor or situation must __________ the outcome.
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Generally speaking,is a capitalist economic system,such as the United States,conducive to the provision of public goods?
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Before the American invasion in 2003,Iraq would have been considered which of the following?
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California citizens successfully launched and passed an initiative that reduced property taxes by 57 percent.This is an example of which of the following?
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