Use your textbook’s graphs, maps, charts, images, captions, and sidebars in Chapter 1 (Making Sense of Government and Politics) to answer the following questions. Complete sentences are not required, but please be descriptive enough that your answer makes sense. Answers must be written directly underneath each question to receive credit for the assignment. What does […]
Use your textbook’s graphs, maps, charts, images, captions, and sidebars in Chapter 1 (Making Sense of Government and Politics) to answer the following questions. Complete sentences are not required, but please be descriptive enough that your answer makes sense. Answers must be written directly underneath each question to receive credit for the assignment.
The text defines authoritarian governments as political systems where a single ruler or a few people possess all the power. Absolute monarchies and dictatorships are two examples of authoritarian governments given in the text.
Unlike in democracies, citizens in a totalitarian government have no say as regards electing leaders or influencing government operations. Totalitarian governments are led by dictators who leave little or no freedom for the citizens. On the contrary, the government controls nearly all aspects of life. Some totalitarian governments go to the extent of not recognizing any formal limits by eliminating institutions that appear to threaten the ruling regime.
John Locke suggested that all individuals have the right to be free. The sole purpose of governments ought to be protecting the rights to property, life, and liberty of the citizens who cannot do so effectively and naturally.
While representative democracy grants politicians a considerable measure of independence, it also bestows them the responsibility to deliberate and votes on issues on behalf of the people.
While 231,556,622 voters were eligible to vote in the 2016 elections, only 53.1% exercised their right to vote. Following this outcome, 108,600,056 voters did not participate in the 2016 ballot.
In 2016, 25.6% of the total validated voters vouched for Hillary Clinton.
The percentage difference between the democrats and the republicans was more significant in 1952 than in 2016. In 1952, the Democrats were rated 42% of the voters, while their Republican counterparts stood at 33%. In 2016, 33% of the voters were identified as Democrats against a solid 26% who affiliated themselves with the Republicans. Therefore, the percentage difference stood at 9% in 1952 against 7% in 2016.
In 1988, an estimated 30% of the registered voters identified as Republicans.
41% of the individuals in the income bracket below $30,000 were determined to have voted for Trump in 20165.
Voters in the income brackets of $100,000 – $199,000 and over $250,000 were estimated to be 48%.
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