UNIT 2 MASTERY PROJECT
LO 3.A.1: Explain the core American beliefs, values, and norms that define the relationship between citizens and government and citizens with each other.
It's the belief that each American has the freedom to pursue a better life and the core of that freedom is individualism, equality of opportunity, free enterprise, limited government, and the rule of law. Individualism gives the citizens of American the right to pursue their own path of opportunities. This enables the citizen to have their own independence and have no reliance on the government. Equality of opportunity aims for equality in everything. This gives a right to every citizen in having a fair chance to acquiring goals based solely on hard work rather than the basis of ethnicity, gender, religion, etc. This creates equality between all individuals. Free enterprise is the relationship between government and citizen because it is the ideal that the government is not over controlling or regulating business. Limited government is a political system in which legalized force is restricted through delegated and enumerated powers. Lastly of the rule of law maintains orders, it's the theory that basically says no one can be above order and that the laws apply to everyone including the lawmakers.
LO 3.A.2: Evaluate the influence of various factors in political attitudes and socialization
The influence of various factors in political attitudes and socialization are families, schools, peers, and media. Family would be considered a great influence in political socialization due to the authority credit they have and most families are engaged in politics. School teaches the individuals(students) about politics and how everything works and came to be. This influences and individual to create a perspective on politics, government, have their own ideologies. Individuals talk to peers about politics or conform to ideas of their peers labeling them as conformists, because they choose to fit in instead of having their own opinions and take in the opinions of their peers. Mass media is more of an indirect influence but through commercials and propaganda people are informed about the political events.
LO 4.A.1: Evaluate the impact that public opinion and scientific polling have on elections and policy debates.
Public opinion and Scientific polling are evident in elections and policy debates it shows the citizens of American's interests, concerns, opinions, ideologies, what needs to be done etc. It helps the representatives find out knowledge about what they need to discuss in political debates and the many factors and influences that need to be dealt with.
LO 3.A.3: Analyze the relationship between 21st century globalization and American political, social and cultural values.
The advancement in technology changes the political structure and greatly influences the ideas of people and their opinions. The 21st century globalization and American political, social, and cultural values become more evident through the use of technology.
LO 3.B.1: Analyze how political culture influences the formation, goals, and implementation of public policy.
This is due to citizens and representatives being allowed to speak their thoughts on certain issues in their own communities and learning how to approach political problems.
LO 3.C.1: Compare how political ideologies vary on the role of government in regulating the marketplace.
Political ideologies vary on the role of the government in regulating the marketplace due to liberals believing that business shouldn't be as enforced in the market but be able to do more but conservatives follow more on the individualistic side, where people are more favored than the majority.
LO 3.C.2: Compare how political ideologies vary with regard to the role of government in addressing social issues.
Political ideologies vary with regard to the role of government in addressing social issues because while liberals believe in change and being active within the citizens lives, Republicans aim to believe things should remain the same and focus only on individuals.
LO 4.D.1: Summarize the voting rights protections in the Constitution and in legislation.
The issue of voting rights in the United States has been contentious throughout United States History. Eligibility to vote in the United States is relevant at both the federal and state levels. In the absence of a specific federal law or constitutional provision, each state is given considerable discretion to establish qualifications for suffrage and candidacy within its own respective jurisdiction. The 15th Amendment allows males to vote regardless of ethnicity, race, religion etc. The 19th Amendment allowed women to vote as a result of World War I.
LO 4.D.2: Analyze the roles that individual choice and state laws play in voter turnout in elections.
State law and individual choice play large roles in voter turnout . Individual choice can affect voter turnout due to young age, lack of motivation, etc. State laws have laws enforced for voter registration, for example motor laws and photo identification.
LO 4.D.3: Analyze U.S. voter turnout and compare it with that in other democracies.
Most citizens do not realize that the right to vote is special except they take it for granted. Many citizens do not realize what it is like to have rights suppressed. US voter turnout has declined over the years due to the complexity of voting and most citizens do not take the time to understand.
LO 4.D.4: Explain the factors that influence voter choices.
Demographics, socioeconomic status, marital status, age, race, religion, and region are some factors that influence voter choices. If one's socioeconomic status is high it is deemed that they are the ones that are to vote due to the fact that they have a more in depth knowledge of politics and they were most likely offered a higher education rather than middle class citizens. The youth are less likely to vote due to not having as much as experience in politics like older people. Minorities aren't really the ones to most likely vote but white are, same goes for religion those who are religiously involved are more involved in politics since religion plays a huge factor whereas those who aren't involved religiously stay out of politics.
LO 4.D.5: Compare different models of voting behavior.
Voting behavior differs on the factors that affect voting population, also represents the diverse ethnicity of people which express their thoughts in politics. Voting behavior is a form of political behavior. Understanding voters'behavior can explain how and why decisions were made either by public decision-makers, which has been a central concern for political scientists, or by the electorate