The United States

1489 WordsDec 31, 20156 Pages
Introduction Over the centuries, the United States has developed a rich political culture which includes a number of center principles and standards that act as the foundation of American democracy. Not all Americans embrace similar perspectives, of course, but the vast majority agree and accept these collective values. The ideals of equality, unity, liberty, democracy, diversity and individualism are deeply a part of the institutional framework of society. Political disputes are inclined to be about how to best to attain these values, not if these ideals have value toward the population. Though all citizens are not exactly the same, they allegedly are judged uniformly under the law. Some Americans might have more intergenerational wealth while others have less or none at all and some may have different ethnic and cultural upbringing which is separate from mainstream American culture; but all citizens of the United States have identical intrinsic entitlements as Americans. The word equality refers to a multitude of ways citizens can be viewed and treated equally. Political equality means citizens have an equal voice in the choices and outcomes of government actions regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or creed; everyone is regarded as equal in the governmental sphere. "...the idea that each person, being of equal intrinsic value as other human beings, carries the same weight in voting and other This also signifies that every citizen possesses

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