Identify the five main values/elements of the American political culture. Explain the meaning of each value. Show how these values shape our laws and influence our political and economic behavior.
What are the main sources of these values, i.e. where do these values come from? Identify the major influences that have led to America’s distinctive way of thinking about politics.
How deeply do these values resonate with you?
List some of the things you have learned from this chapter about political cultures in other industrialized democracies, i.e. Japan, Sweden, France. What differences do you see in the cultures of the United States and other industrialized democracies? Identify and demonstrate a connection between a specific cultural value in Japan, Sweden or France and a policy/law in that country (In other words, demonstrate how the cultural values in Japan/Sweden/France shape their national laws/policies). Write at least about two foreign countries.