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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Haley Lozier on Sunday September 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 101 at Kent State University taught by Dr. Richard Robyn in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 56 views. For similar materials see Introduction to American Politics in Political Science at Kent State University.
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Date Created: 09/13/15
American Politics Week 2 Sept 8 and 10 Prof Robyn Tuesday September 8th Continuing on with Chapter 1 The Graying of America Refers to the aging of the American people People of living longer and there are fewer births The national demographic is becoming older Urbanization Refers to the trend of younger people moving to the cities instead of remaining in the country More and more people choose to live in the city rather than the country Income Inequality The monetary gap between the rich and the poor It is growing larger in America rather than getting smaller The Great Divergence The time period in the 198039s when income inequality sharply increased Best Chance to avoid poverty and get into the middle class 1Get a college education 2 Get a job 3have children after the age of 21 and be married when you do so Ohio is a quotBellwether Statequot meaning that it is a very important state when it comes to presidential elections Only 2 presidents have made it to office without winning in Ohio Roosevelt and Kennedy Political Ideology Ideology consistent set of values and beliefs that reflect a person39s political economic social and moral order of society 3 main types of political ideology Liberalism favors government involvement in the economy and the provision of social services takes an activists role in social issues such as in protecting women the elderly minorities and the environment Liberals tend to be democratic young and from urban areas Conservatism believes that a government is best that governs least Favors strong nation defense and is pro business when it comes to government policies Conservatives tend to be republican old and from rural areas Libertarianism Favors a free market economy and strong supporter of individual liberties with zero government meddling Libertarians tend to be young and radial in thought and vote independent US Partisan Alignment Disaffected More than most democrats the disaffected tend to be pro helping the needy against Wall Street and tend to lean Republican Post Modern Accept equal rights for gays more than most democrats and tend to lean democrat Libertarian More than mist republicans side with business and favor Wall Street and tend to lean republican All Tend to be less religious than the mainstream 3 parties but are more radical in ideology In the last 15 years there has been an increasingly growing downward trend in Americans that have faith in the government congress the president ect End of Chapter 1 Thursday September 10th Quiz no lecture