Most people’s opinions are affected by what can be called a “formative political event.” For some people, the Persian Gulf War, for others it was the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and most recent the gun violence’s at our schools.
- Write a paper or discuss: How did that event shape your political ideas and worldview? What about your parents and grandparents? Ask them what major events affected their political perceptions
- Write two paragraphs based on your own political ideology and opinions. Consider how your opinions were formed. Consider those who have influenced these opinions and political views. Is the text correct in asserting what the dominant factors of political socialization are?