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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER4

American Political Culture

In This Chapter

  • Defining political culture
  • Factors that affect the development of political culture
  • Similarities and differences in American political culture
  • Political efficacy among Americans
  • Political tolerance in the United States

The Constitution established the Republic in 1787, but American democracy has endured for more than 200 years for reasons beyond this great framework of governance. Many countries have tried to duplicate the formula of the American experiment with democracy, but few have succeeded to the extent that we have.

Alexis de Tocqueville, a French observer of American politics in the ...

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