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Fundamental Values & Principles of Civil Society - Chapter Summary
This collection of illustrated video lessons introduces topics ranging from the history of religion in the U.S., the value of political participation, and alternative types of political participation. As you progress through the chapter, you'll also study interest groups and learn the difference between public and private interest groups. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Explain the role of religion in society
- Provide examples of historical ethnic and religious conflicts
- Discuss how political participation influences voter turnout in the United States
- Explain the history and types of interest groups in the United States
- Compare public vs. private interest groups
This study guide is broken down into short video lessons with accompanying self-assessment quizzes. Each lesson is less than ten minutes long and features an interactive timeline so you can quickly jump to key topics. The lessons also come with written transcripts that you can use to follow along or as a reference after you've watched the video.
1. What Is Religion? - Definition & Role in Society
This lesson will focus on the traits of religion. Using the works of Tillich and Noss, it will highlight religion's belief in the supernatural, its inclusion of a moral code, and its use of prescribed ritual acts.
2. Historical Ethnic & Religious Conflicts: Discussion & Examples
In this lesson, let's examine cultural, ethnic, and religious conflicts throughout history. We will identify examples of these types of conflict, and we will analyze the dynamics involved. Key themes and developments associated with these conflicts will also be addressed.
3. The History of Religion in the U.S.
In this lesson, we will examine the history of religion in the United States. We will highlight key developments in American religious history, and we will identify central themes and trends.
4. Political Participation in the United States: Influences & Voter Turnout
Despite an increase in the number of eligible voters, political participation in the United States seems to be on the decline. This lesson discusses influences on political participation and voter turnout.
5. Alternative Forms of Political Participation: Role & Types
Americans participate in government by voting, but they also participate in many other ways. This lesson discusses the role alternative forms of political participation play in our political involvement.
6. What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types
The following lesson will discuss the history and types of interest groups that exist in the American political system. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
7. Public vs. Private Interest Groups
This lesson will explain the differences between private and public interest groups. In doing so, it will highlight the goals of each as well as the concepts of big business and lobbying.
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- High Middle Ages Overview
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- The Age of Exploration & Discovery
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- Overview of Colonialism
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- 18th Century Empire & Expansion
- The Age of Enlightenment
- The French Revolution & Napoleon Bonaparte
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- Global Politics (1760-1848)
- Nationalism in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Americas
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- Early Civilizations in the Americas & Colonization
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