Elements of American political culture
Directions: It is suggested that you take a few minutes to plan and outline each answer. Spend approximately 60 minutes answering each question. Illustrate your response with substantive examples where appropriate. Make sure your answers are typed, spell-checked, double-spaced, and regular 12 font.
This EQ assignment is worth 50 points. 5 points (10% of the assignment) is based on grammar, spelling, and did you follow the page length requirement of 1-2 pages per EQ, 20 points (40% of the assignment) is based on incorporating concepts from Chapters 4 and 7 in the text (you may also cite outside sources though not required for this EQ assignment), 20 points (40% of the assignment) your Discussion assignments for this week, and 5 points (10% of the assignment) is based on your personal opinion on how well you explain your opinion for the EQ.
. Of course, you may submit it earlier.
Chapter 4: American Political Culture:
- What are the FIVE (5) elements of American political culture, and how is EACH element reflected in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution?
Chapter 7: Public Opinion
What do the latest public opinion polls indicate about how Americans feel about Congress and the President, AND how high or low (by historical standards) is the level of public approval of each? You will need to look on-line for the most recent public opinion polls like the Pew Center as an example. Why are the approval ratings the way they are for BOTH Congress and the President? Explain.