What is American Political Culture?


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The citizens of the U.S. represent many different cultures, races, ethnicities and religions. This principle of American political culture is known as _____.

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1. Many Americans are characterized as having an 'independent spirit' and free will. These characteristics are associated with which principle of American political culture?

2. The notion of a separation of powers and the system of checks and balances promoted by the U.S. Constitution are two examples of _____ in the United States.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the characteristics of American political culture. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the concept of valuing an individual's rights over the rights of the government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Right to be free
  • Principle of having the same or similar opportunities
  • Term for identifying with one's country

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of American political culture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key principles of American freedoms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the representation of different ethnicities, cultures, religions, and races in the U.S.

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled What is American Political Culture? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the elements of political culture in America
  • Define limited government and multiculturalism
  • Recognize the importance of liberty and equality in America
  • Differentiate between a monarchy and a democracy
  • Understand the principles of nationalism and diversity