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Monday, August 29, 2016

Liberal, Conservative, & Libertarian Ideologies

HW for Tuesday: Please read 136-147 in Janda and take the reading quiz. Also, if you don't complete the Pew Ideology quiz (or t-chart) in class, please have completed for tomorrow.

IMPORTANT: Put your hour number in front of your last name (no space) whenever you take a reading quiz (ex. 2Gates)



Results from Friday's quiz:


National results from last year:




Today we are looking at political ideology, or the consistent set of beliefs and attitudes about government that people have. The two main ideologies are liberal and conservative. Here is a chart that illustrates some of these differences.




Task #1: Create a t-chart in your notes with one side labeled Liberal and the other side labeled Conservative. Organize the following terms/phrases below into their proper placement on the chart.
  • “Family values”
  • Active govt. to help individuals with education, health care, equal opportunity
  • Affirmative Action
  • Armed Deterrence
  • Change
  • Collectivism
  • Defenders of civil liberties
  • Environment
  • Equality
  • Exclusiveness
  • Inclusiveness
  • Individualism
  • Industry
  • Labor
  • Less spending=less taxes
  • Management
  • Merit
  • Minorities
  • More economic freedom
  • More government intervention in the economy
  • More power to the states
  • Pacifism
  • Private Sector
  • Pro-choice
  • Pro-life
  • Public Sector (government)
  • Redistribution of wealth
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Smaller government
  • Strong military
  • Tough on crime
  • Tradition
  • Wealthy
  • White Males

Task #2Take the Pew Political Typology Quiz, another political ideology quiz.

  • Record your results, including a description of that typology.
  • Do you agree with the results or not? Why or why not?
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