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1a. Describe the policy differences between Texas
Conservative Ideologies: Skeptical of state govt.
1b. How does public opinion and public policy in
Taxes in Texas are very low and have committed far
2a. Describe the general cultural characteristics
Texas is a mix of traditional and individualistic
2b. Does the description fit your home area?
Yes, it does fit the description of the DFW
3a. What do moralistic, traditionalistic, and
moralistic: views govt. as + force, referred to
traditionalistic: govt. has an active role but
individualistic: view the govt. is practical and
3b. Why do Texas's regions differ on these
In each of the different regions, depending upon its location their resides different heritage descendants therefore bringing about different cultural aspects
4a. Describe the major developments in the
Women: Minnie Fischer Cunningham, 19th Amendment,
African Texans: (NAACP & LULAC) two organizations formed to fight for equality rights of blacks, Sweatt v Painter(black trying to attend law school, not equal to white's law school, Brown v. Board of Education brought about desegregation of schools
Latinos: Raymondville Peonage case(forcing labor to farmers due to debt), Hernandez v. State of Tx (Latino on trial with all white jury-violation of 14th Amendment), Hector Garcia & the American GI Forum played major role in Latino's full citizenship
Gays & Lesbians: Lawrence v. Texas(2 gay men having intercourse in their home and arrested, Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional 4 violated 14th Amendment
5. How will Texas's population growth and its changing demographics affect the state's political landscape? What challenges does a more diverse population present for policy makers?
With the spread of more Latino's northward, it will expand where traditional cultures rank higher than individualistic cultures. Since it is a reasonable assumption that in the future Texas's population will move from Anglo-Texas more towards Latino-Texas and could challenge current political and economic dominances