American Exceptionalism

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1. 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
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2. Which of the following is not a theory of exceptionalism?

  • sociological
  • historical
  • institutionalist
  • cultural

3. Which of the following is not a common perspective on the content of American politics?

  • sociological determinism
  • bluff realism
  • historical institutionalism
  • american exceptionalism
  • new politics perspectives

4. 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%
  • 80%
  • 40%
  • 60%

5. Which of the following is not a feature of De Tocqueville's analysis of the US polity, with it's 'equality of conditions'?

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


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