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Kenneth Wayne Abbott
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by linhami_htdl Notetaker on Saturday September 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1336 at University of Houston taught by Kenneth Wayne Abbott in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see 1336 in Political Science at University of Houston.


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Date Created: 09/17/16
*STUDY THE PERCENTAGES* (Legal citizen %) U.S (2000)  69.1% White  12.1% African American  12.5% Hispanic  3.6% Asian U.S (2010)  65% White  13% African American  16% Hispanic  4.5% Asian Texas (2011)  44.8% White  12.2% African American  38.1% Hispanic  4% Asian - America is a republic, but it could be problematic - A strong republic depends on voters How America is changing demographically  1790s – approx. 4 million American  1900s – 75 million American  Present – 320 million American  America is gaining more people, one new American every second  Getting more diverse in terms of race, and ethnicity Hispanic population is the largest minority nationwide Overtime, people move => causes change in population Hispanics tend to vote democrat Electoral election is a state to state election, winner take all nd nd Texas is the largest 2 state in the country, has the most 2 electoral votes. 38 electoral votes. California has 53/54 electoral votes Big 5 States: California(Democrat), Texas (Republic), Florida (50/50), New York (Democrat), Illinois (Democrat). Win two out of these states, possibly that you are going to become the President. Nearly impossible for Republican candidates to win Low income, younger people voters tend to vote for Democrat/ High income, older people vote for Republic Conservative  In recent decades, conservative tend to be republicans  Believes in limited/less gov’t across the board (federal gov’t)=> less taxing, less spending, less regulations, less laws  Some gov’t is good => need interstate highways, military to protect the country, some taxation, some types of IRS, but as little as possible  Eisenhower created the national interstate highway system which helps our country grow economically, transportation of goods, etc.  Can protect the disadvantaged groups on their own, don’t need the gov’t to interfere  Gov’t protecting all those rights can get out of control and oppressive, therefore don’t need to many Liberal  Tends to be Democrats in recent decades  Favors more gov’t => More taxing, more spending, more regulations, more laws being passed  More gov’t is better because it can be used to protect minorities, women, children, disables, environment. Necessary to protect disadvantaged groups Impossible to find any American that is conservative/liberal on every issue.


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