Political Subcultures: Definition & Examples


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1. Which of the following is strongly opposed to taxation and governmental interference with state and local affairs?

2. Which of the following most appropriately describes the Democratic Socialist perspective?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Political subcultures often align themselves with a major party that best reflects their views in order to promote their philosophies and agendas from within the political system. This quiz and lesson focus on some of the subcultures that have been significant forces in the two-party system that dominates American politics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on political subcultures, you'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Views that define specific political subcultures
  • Conservative subcultures
  • Characteristics of populism
  • Differences between subcultures and mainstream parties

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on political subcultures
  • Interpreting information - ensure you can read an overview on political subcultures and understand how they operate independently and within a major political party
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe some of the subcultures that have played a significant role in American political history

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson, Political Subcultures: Definition and Examples. This social studies lesson covers the following goals:

  • Define political subculture
  • List some of the philosophies that define political subcultures
  • Characterize the challenges subcultures pose to major political parties
  • Describe political subcultures that focus on principles rather than party politics