Political Culture

I. The widely-shared beliefs, values, and norms that citizens share about the Government.

II. Characteristics

A. Liberty- You are your own person in the freedom you exhibit

B. Individualism (Or Popeye philosophy- I am what I am and that's all that I am)

C. Equality

    1. Opportunity & Empowerment

    2. Political Vs. Economic

    3. American Dream

        a. Democracy

        b. Civic Duty

        c. Mistrust of government (post-Watergate)

        d. Political Tolerance & Pragmatism- Voting for person not party