AP Government Chapter 6

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Quiz on Chapter 6 of Government in America Textbook.

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  • 1. 
    The science of population change.
  • 2. 
    Used to help America understand demographic changes; a valuable tool for understanding demographic changes. The Constitution requires the government to conduct an 'actual enumeration' of the population every 10 years.
  • 3. 
    The people that move into America from other countries. 800,000 of these type of people are admitted to the U.S. every year.
  • 4. 
    The mixing of cultures, ideas, and people has changed the U.S. nation.
  • 5. 
    The emergence of non-Caucasian majority as compared to a white, generally Anglo-Saxon majority. It is predicted by 2060 that Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans will together outnumber white Americans.
  • 6. 
    1990's - requires that employers document the citizenship of their employees.
  • 7. 
    Minority populations are increasing as white population decreases. U.S. population has been moving from NE (Rust Belt) to SE & W (Sun Belt).
  • 8. 
    The process of reallocating seats in the House of Representatives every 10 years on the basis of the results of the census (frozen at 435).
  • 9. 
    By 2020, the psot WWII baby boom generation reaches senior citizen status, and there will be just 2 Americans for every 4 senior citizens. Nationwide, the fastest growing group is seniors over the age of 65.
  • 10. 
    According to Richard Dawson 'the process through which an individual acquires his particular political orientations - his knowledge, feelings, and evaluations.
  • 11. 
    As children approach adult status, some degree of adolescent rebellion against parents and their beliefs will take place, but students are mainly influenced by 1)family, and 2)school.
  • 12. 
    The level of confidence in the findings of a public opinion poll. The more people interviewed, the more confident one can be with the results.
  • 13. 
    A technique used by pollsters to place telephone calls randomly to both listed and unlisted numbers when conducting a survey.
  • 14. 
    Tries to push votes in a certain direction based on a euqstion. Example: Bush admin polled people, "Would you vote for McCain if he fathered an illegitimate child?"
  • 15. 
    Polls help political candidates detect public preferences.
  • 16. 
    Public opinion surveys used by major media pollsters to predict electoral winners with seped & precision.
  • 17. 
    "Your people, sir, are a great beast," do not reflect confidence in people's capacity for self-government.
  • 18. 
    Trusted people's good sense and believed that education would enable them to take the tasks of citizenship more seriously.
  • 19. 
    The public's lack of having a basic awareness of the world around them proves to be a source of almost bitter humor in light of what people know about other subjects.
  • 20. 
    A coherent set of beliefs about politics, public policy, and public purpose. It helps give meaning to political events, personalities, and policies.
  • 21. 
    Mayor Bradley projected to win an election but lost because many voters ended up not voting for him based on race.
  • 22. 
    There are conservative and liberal labels of people (more liberal now). Believes we should maintain peace through strength.
  • 23. 
    Elected in 1980; said the government is not the solution to society's problems, it is the problem. He called for the government to 'get off the backs of American people."
  • 24. 
    People used to vote towards way of their religion set, age, where they lived, but now they vote based on this.
  • 25. 
    Although people liked Reagan, they didn't like his policies.
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