Chapter 4: Political
Culture & Ideology
POLS 111 – US Government
Jacob A. Helton, BA
for Dr. Hunter
Shared Values
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Liberty
Equality
Individualism
Respect for the Common Person
Democratic Consensus
– Majority Rule
– Popular Sovereignty
• Justice and the Rule of Law
• Patriotism, Optimism, and Idealism
Indoctrination
• Home
• School
The “American Dream”
• The widespread belief that the United
States is a land of opportunity and that
individual initiative and hard work can
bring economic success.
Political Ideologies
• Liberalism
• Conservatism
– Traditional
– Social
• Socialism
• Environmentalism
• Libertarianism
Questions?
The Test
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Chapter 4: Political Culture & Ideology