- Read the article on “American Political Attitudes and Participation” http://www.ushistory.org/gov/4a.asp
- Review the Power Point American Political Culture found in Assignment 1 this week.
- Draft a response to the following:
- United States’ citizens are known to have an adversarial style and a preoccupation with rights due to our political culture. Our political system was founded on a basic distrust of power and authority and for those leaders who exercise power. Discuss the major elements of our American political culture, and comment on why Americans have a preoccupation with rights and an adversarial spirit.
- Post your response to the Central Principles of American Political Culture discussion forum. Your post must be substantive. You may also respond to other student’s ideas. Students should use proper sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and spelling. Material in the Weekly Discussion Forums may be used to generate essay questions on your exams.