American Exceptionalism

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1. For what percent of its history did the US declare most of its population ineligible for full American citizenship solely because of their race, original nationality, or gender?

  • 20%
  • 60%
  • 80%
  • 40%
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2. Which of the following is not a feature of De Tocqueville's analysis of the US polity, with it's 'equality of conditions'?

  • lack of class boundaries
  • equality of outcome
  • social mobility
  • equality of opportunity

3. Who says that American politics is best understood as expressing the interaction of multiple political traditions, including liberalism, republicanism and ascriptive forms of Americanism?

  • Smith
  • Jones

4. What was unique about the UK workforce before 1920?

  • only country where service class was larger than working class
  • unusual levels of interjob mobility

5. Who argues that 'the tyranny of unanimity' is worse than the 'tyranny of the majority'?

  • Hartz
  • De Tocqueville


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