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People's Culture - December 13, 2017

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Concepts

Question Answer
EthnocentrismBelief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture.
RacismDiscrimination toward another group.
EthnopsychologySpecific ethnic characteristics of specific groups.
Rationalized labor forceWhoever owns the means of production wants to maximize profit.
Social “power”Ability to make things happen.
Example: I want to make a railroad but don’t have cheap labor, so I will pay off government to create laws to allow other ethnicities into United States so I can use them as cheap labor.
LobbyistsPersuasive people with a voice that try to change or create legislation, paid to lobby businessmen and senators.
TraumaDistressing or disturbing experience.
PedophileA person sexually attracted to children.
John Birch SocietyRadical right organization prominent in the 1950s-1960s, concerned with communism.
James BrydAfrican American who was murdered by three white supremacists in 1998.
Matthew ShepardUniversity of Wyoming student who was beaten, tortured and died in 1998 after suffering severe head injuries.
Aryan RaceRacial grouping of European and Western Asian heritage.
Poll taxEmerged during the Jim Crow laws, former plantation slaves received no money and were unable to vote in elections.
Eugenics MovementHereditary improvement of the human race by selective breeding.
OutsourceObtained goods or service from an outside or foreign supplier.
“Big House”Prison or house where slave master lives.
Speak EasyPlace where illegal activities took place.
Example: Places that sold alcohol during Prohibition.
MoonshineWhat people called alcoholic beverages during Prohibition.
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Historical Migration of Waves

Question Answer
Original groupNative Americans (tribe)
Wave 11492
FADES (French, Africans, Dutch, English - WASPS, Spanish)
Wave 21776
S-BIGS (Scandinavians, British, Irish, Germans, Scotch-Irish)
Wave 31865
PIG-RJC (Polish, Italians, Germans, Russian Jews, Czechs)
Wave 41945
PICK-MVC (Pakistanis, Indians, Chinese, Koreans, Mexicans, Vietnamese, Cubans)
Wave 1 migration reasonsRECT (rule of a king, economics, church struggles, taxation)
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Identity Formation

Question Answer
Familyrelationship to parents, with siblings, with grandparents
Environmentlocation (inner-city, outer-city, rural), socioeconomic status/class system ([lmu] lower, [lmu] middle, [lmu] upper)
Educationlevel of education
Gendermale, female
Religionformalized and ritualized relationship with a supernatural being
Valuesimportance you attach to various things
Beliefsopinions on trust, faith, or confidence
Political parties opinion on how the government should help better the world.
Ethnicityculture, ancestry
Nationalitybelonging to a particular nation
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Amendments

Question Answer
Amendment 1Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression
Amendment 2Right to Bear Arms
Amendment 3Quartering of Soldiers
Amendment 4Search and Seizure
Amendment 5Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings
Amendment 6Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses
Amendment 7Trial by Jury in Civil Cases
Amendment 8Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Amendment 9Construction of Constitution
Amendment 10Powers of the States and People
Amendment 11Judicial Limits
Amendment 12Choosing the President, Vice President
Amendment 13Slavery Abolished
Amendment 14Citizenship Rights
Amendment 15Race No Bar to Vote
Amendment 16Status of Income Tax Clarified
Amendment 17Senators Elected by Popular Vote
Amendment 18Liquor Abolished (Prohibition)
Amendment 19Women's Suffrage
Amendment 20Presidential, Congressional Terms
Amendment 21Amendment 18 Repealed
Amendment 22Presidential Term Limits
Amendment 23Presidential Vote for District of Columbia
Amendment 24Poll Taxes Barred
Amendment 25Presidential Disability and Succession
Amendment 26Voting Age Set to 18 Years
Amendment 27Limiting Changes to Congressional Pay
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Essays

Question Answer
Welcome to LeithThis film showed the power of the first amendment and discussed if it is fair to treat white supremacists as criminals because of their beliefs.
This film took place in 2012, as white supremacy was on the rise.
The main characters: Craig Cobb (white supremacist leader) and Ryan Schock (the mayor of Leith)
The main plot of the film was that Craig Cobb entered Leith and planned to fill Leith with a large group of white supremacists.
The people then wanted to get Cobb to leave their town alone, which Cobb fired back and said that he has the freedom to live where he wants.
The town then started to make laws targeting Cobb to try and drive him out of Leith.
Freedom of speech was hotly contested.
Pertaining to laws, the town also made laws to get Cobb to leave.
Cobb’s home did not have running water, so a law was created where you must have running water in your home or you will be evicted.
The problem was resolved when Cobb finally left town and was later arrested.
Not everyone is entitled to freedom of speech. Consider all sides of the story.
Relate the split of the North and South Carolina colonies with the split between the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War.John Locke’s invention of leetmen enable us to tie white trash’s origin to North Carolina.
North Carolina was also known as “Poor Carolina.”
Dismal Swamp was the border between Virginia and Carolina, symbolic of North Carolina.
North Carolina went through 41 governors from 1662-1736 (corruption).
Unstable government led to Carolina being split to two colonies.
At one point, the South Carolina government appointed a deputy governor in North Carolina, in hopes for stability.
One of the reasons that the Civil War started was sectionalism. Some states wanted slavery and others wanted slavery abolished.
Government officials that were unable to alleviate the situation in the decades and years prior. There were eight Presidents from 1837-1861 (the years leading up to the war) with no two term presidents, after there were only seven from 1789-1837.
Sectional divide was a reason why Carolina split into two and the Civil War broke out.
Identify one term from the study that has changed over the course of American history. What were the driving factors behind the transformation (political, social, i.e.)?One term that has evolved over the course of American history is white trash.
At first it was called waste people, with only an extremely negative connotation.
Today, the term white trash is not completely negative. Today, the term does not refer to people as waste, or that they are useless to society.
White trash can mean poor whites, but it can also mean rural whites that act like Southerners.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and reality television.
I think this change came through social means and pop culture.
The first person to change the meaning of the term white trash was Elvis, followed by Dolly Parton. These two were both considered white trash, but they were great musicians that captured America's hearts and the young generation looked up to them.
They were not poor after they became famous, but they were considered white trash because of their southern background and the way they dressed and acted in society.
This helped evolve the term waste people into something more positive.
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