Political Socialization

AP US Government and Politics


  1. What do you think political socialization means?

  2. Use political socialization in a sentence:

  3. Describe an example of political socialization in current events:

  4. Find an image of political socialization.

Fun Fact


The process-most notably in families and schools - by which we develop our political attitudes, values, and beliefs.


Although he thought he could beat political socialization and be his own man, free from the influence of his family, on election day when he learned that his mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather, had, like him, voted for Trump, he realized the power of political socialization and the futility of fighting against its vast power! 


American Politics in the 21st Century: To be or not to be a Democracy


AP US Government and Politics


  1. What would you say are three of your top political values and beliefs?

  2. Where do you think you learned your political beliefs and values?

  3. How many people do you know who vote for a party that is absolutely different from both of their parents?

  4. Would you marry someone who, despite being extraordinarily hot and perfect for you in every other way, had a totally opposite opinion from you regarding Donald Trump?

  5. Why do you think families have such a strong influence on people's political beliefs?