Political Ideology. Among its citizens, are there set American ideals?. List some American beliefs?. Democracy Equality Individualism Competition. Private Business Conformity to Authority Nationalism Idealism. Do you believe these are true or too idealistic?.
Do you believe these are true or too idealistic?
The widespread belief that individual initiative and hard work can bring economic success, and that the United States is a land of opportunity.
Does the American Dream exist?
Do we have equality?
Liberal – one who favors governmental involvement in the economy and in the provision of social services and who takes an activist role in protecting the rights of women, the elderly, minorities, and the environment
Often associated with the Democratic and Green Parties
Liberal in a classical sense (17th and 18th century): minimize government’s role (especially in business)
Conservative – One who believes that a government is best that governs least and that big government should not infringe on individual, personal, and economic rights
Social Conservative – believes that traditional moral teachings should be supported by the government
Often associated with the Republican and Libertarian parties
Conservative in a classical sense (17th and 18th century): Limited electorate, retention of social classes important and allows for law and order.
Definition: A patterned set of political beliefs about who ought to rule, their principles, and policies
Some people may be a liberal on social issues and conservative on fiscal issues (as well as many other combinations)
A moderate is a person who takes a relatively centrist or middle-of-the-road view on most political issues
Libertarian – one who believes in limited government and no governmental interference in personal liberties
Political Ideology refers to one’s beliefs about political values and the role of government
Political Party is an organized group of people with common values and goals, who try to get candidates elected to office
Parties are based on ideology, but very different and not mutually exclusive. Liberals are often Democrats and Conservatives are often Republican, but not always. You can be a liberal Republican or a conservative Libertarian, because ideology transcends political party. One is how you feel about issues and the other is the political organization you are registered with, which raises money, establishes primaries, and helps candidates run for office.
This is the group of people which a political candidate or political party feels is most likely to vote for them.
Generally, people in the political base are more extreme in their political views and more likely to vote (especially in primaries)
For example, Republicans over the last few years have seen their base as fiscally conservative people and those who are highly religious, and will court them in the primaries by attempting to seem more socially and fiscally conservative
This is a term used by political scientists to describe the regional differences throughout a country.
By using statistics through polling and determining where certain ideologies and political parties are predominant, we have a picture of specific areas of a nation
The big blue bubbles in the vote density map, areas that overwhelmingly voted for Obama, line up neatly with major American population centers.